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Jeff is a masculine name, often a short form (hypocorism) of the English given name Jefferson or Jeffrey, which comes from a medieval variant of Geoffrey.[1] Jeff is especially used in the US and Canada.





  • Jeff Adachi, elected U.S. San Francisco Public Defender, pension reform advocate, and former San Francisco mayoral candidate
  • Jeff Bingaman, junior U.S. Senator from New Mexico
  • Jeff Flake, former U.S. Senator from Arizona
  • Jeff Kennett, former premier of Victoria, Australia
  • Jeff Sessions, former United States Attorney General and US Senator

Film and television[edit]


  • Jeff Dean (computer scientist), a senior fellow at Google and inventor of many of Google's core technologies
  • Jeff Minter, British computer and video game designer and programmer
  • Jeff Moss (born 1975), American hacker, computer and internet security expert

Other fields[edit]

  • Jeff Bezos (born 1964), an American entrepreneur, industrialist, media proprietor, investor, and the former chief executive officer of Amazon
  • Jeff Cooper (1920–2006), United States Marine and firearms expert
  • Jeff Fairburn (born 1966), British businessman
  • Jeff Hawkins, founder of Palm Computing and Handspring
  • Jeff Kaplan, vice president of Blizzard Entertainment
  • Jeff Kwatinetz, American entertainment executive
  • Jeph Jacques, webcomic maker, Questionable Content
  • Jeff Luers, American anarchist, environmental activist, and arsonist
  • Jeff Nuttall, British 1960s counter-culture figure
  • Jeff S. Shamma, professor of electrical engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • Jeff Weise (1988–2005), American mass murderer and spree killer
  • Jeff Wooller, British accountant

Fictional characters[edit]

As a surname[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Jef, short form of Josef/Jozef


  1. ^ Campbell, Mike. "Meaning, origin and history of the name Jeff". Behind the Name.