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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. Jeff is especially used in the US and Canada.

Music

  • DJ Jazzy Jeff, American DJ/turntablist record producer Jeffrey Allen Townes
  • Excision (musician), Canadian dubstep producer and DJ Jeff Abel
  • Jeff Abercrombie, bassist for American rock band Fuel
  • Jeff Baxter, American guitarist for rock bands Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers
  • Jeff Beck, electric guitarist
  • Jeff Buckley, American singer-songwriter
  • Jeff Coffin, saxophonist, bandleader, composer and educator
  • Jeff Current, lead singer of American alternative rock band Against All Will
  • Jeff Fatt, Australian musician and actor, formerly with the children's band The Wiggles
  • Jeff Gillan, an American journalist
  • Jeff Graham, Canadian radio DJ
  • Jeff Hanneman (1964–2013), American guitarist, founding member of the thrash metal band Slayer
  • Jeff Hartford, Canadian DJ and producer
  • Jeff Healey (1966–2008), Canadian blues-rock guitarist and songwriter
  • Jeff Loomis, lead guitarist for heavy metal band Nevermore
  • Jeff Lynne, British singer-songwriter and record producer
  • Jeff Mangum, American singer-songwriter and founder of Neutral Milk Hotel
  • Jeff Mills, American techno DJ and producer
  • Jeff Porcaro (1954–1992), American session drummer and member of the rock band Toto
  • Jeff Scott Soto, American rock singer of Puerto Rican descent
  • Jeff Stinco, lead guitarist for pop-punk band Simple Plan
  • Jeff Timmons, American pop singer, producer, and pop group 98 Degrees founding member
  • Jeff Tweedy, American singer-songwriter and founding member of Wilco
  • Jeff Waters, Canadian thrash metal guitarist for band Annihilator

    Sports

  • Jeff Abbott (baseball), American retired professional baseball player
  • Jeff Abbott (racing driver), American professional motorsport drifter
  • Jeff Adams, Canadian Paralympian and wheelchair sport world champion
  • Jeff Adrien, former college basketball player
  • Jeff Agoos (born 1968), retired Swiss-born American soccer defender
  • Jeff Allam, former British racing driver
  • Jeff Altenburg, American professional race car driver
  • Jeff Andretti, former American race car driver
  • Jeff Astle (1942–2002), English footballer
  • Jeff Bagwell, American baseball player
  • Jeff Bes, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jeff Blake, American football player
  • Jeff Burton, NASCAR racer
  • Jeff Chandler (boxer), boxing champion
  • Jeff Cirillo, retired baseball player
  • Jeff Coetzee, South African professional tennis player
  • Jeff Conine, retired baseball player
  • Jeff Elliott, British decathlete and pole vaulter
  • Jeff Fenech, boxer
  • Jeff Ferguson (ice hockey) (born 1969), Canadian ice hockey and roller hockey goaltender
  • Jeff Francis, baseball player
  • Jeff Francoeur, baseball player
  • Jeff Friesen, former NHL player
  • Jeff Garcia, American football player
  • Jeff George, American football player
  • Jeff Gordon, NASCAR racer
  • Jeff Graham, American football player
  • Jeff Graham (quarterback), American football player
  • Jeff Green (basketball), American professional basketball forward
  • Jeff Guiel, Canadian baseball player
  • Jeff Halpern (born 1976), American NHL hockey player
  • Jeff Hardy,American professional wrestler
  • Jeff Holland (born 1997), American football player
  • Jeff Jarrett, American professional wrestler
  • Jeff Kent, baseball player
  • Jeff Leiding, American football player
  • Jeff Locke (American football), American football player
  • Jeff Lockie, American football player
  • Jeff Loots, American football player
  • Jeff Luc, American football player
  • Jeff Mills (American football), American football player
  • Jeff Newman (baseball) (born 1948), American baseball player
  • Jeff Nielsen, professional hockey player
  • Jeff Norton, former National Hockey League player
  • Jeff Otis, American football player
  • Jeff Overbaugh, American football player
  • Jeff Pain, American-born, Canadian skeleton racer
  • 3.0 (professional wrestling), Canadian professional wrestler Jeff Parker
  • Jeff Reed (American football), American football player
  • Jeff Reed (baseball), retired baseball player
  • Jeff Shantz, former National Hockey League player
  • Jeff Simmons (driver), American race car driver
  • Jeff Skinner, Canadian National Hockey League player
  • Jeff Speakman, American actor
  • Jeff Stevenson (rugby league) (1932–2007), English rugby league footballer
  • Jeff Stork, American volleyball player
  • Charles Jeff Tesreau (1888-1946), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Jeff Thomson, Australian cricketer
  • Jeff Van Gundy, American former NBA coach and current broadcaster
  • Jeff Walz (born 1971), American basketball coach
  • Jeff Williams (baseball), pitcher for the Hanshin Tigers
  • Jeff Williams (cyclist), British cyclist
  • Jeff Wilson (American football) (born 1995), American football player

    Literature

  • Jeff Abbott, American suspense novelist
  • Jeff Kinney (writer), American game designer, cartoonist, producer, actor, and children's book author
  • Jeff Koons, American artist
  • Jeff Noon, novelist, short story writer, and playwright
  • Jeff Smith (cartoonist), American cartoonist
  • Jeff VanderMeer, American writer

    Politics

  • 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, U.S. Representative from Arizona
  • Jeff Kennett, former premier of Victoria, Australia
  • Jeff Seemann, United States Democratic candidate in Ohio for Congress
  • Jeff Sessions, United States Attorney General

    Film and television

  • Jeff Alexander (1910–1989), American conductor, arranger, and composer of film, radio, and television scores
  • Jeff Anderson, American actor
  • Jeff Bennett, American voice actor and singer
  • Jeff Bollow, American writer and director
  • Jeff Bridges, American actor
  • Jeff Chandler (1918–1961), American film actor
  • Jeff Cohen (actor), American attorney and former child actor who appeared as Chunk in the 1985 movie The Goonies
  • Jeff Conaway (1950–2011), American actor
  • Jeff Coopwood, American actor, singer, broadcaster and educator
  • Jeff Corey (1914–2002), American stage and screen actor and director
  • Jeff Corwin, American animal and nature conservationist, host of The Jeff Corwin Experience and Corwin's Quest
  • Jeff Daniels, American actor
  • Jeff B. Davis, American actor, comedian and singer
  • Jeff Dunham, American ventriloquist
  • Jeff East, American actor
  • Jeff Foxworthy, American comedian and actor
  • Jeff Garlin, American comedic actor
  • Jeff Goldblum, American film actor
  • Jeff Loveness, American screenwriter and television producer
  • Jeff Maxwell, American actor
  • Jeff McCarthy, American character actor
  • Jeff Osterhage, American film and television actor
  • Jeff Probst, American television personality, host of Survivor
  • Jeff Stelling, British sports journalist, sport television presenter and game show host
  • Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, American television director, writer, producer, storyboard artist, and actor
  • Jeff Thisted, American game show host
  • Jeff Yagher, American actor

    Programming

  • 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

    Other fields

  • Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com
  • 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
  • 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 Stevenson (comedian) (born 1961), English
  • Jeff Wooller, British accountant

    Fictional characters

  • Jeff, Jenko's (Channing Tatum) alter ego, in the film 22 Jump Street
  • Jeff (EarthBound), in the video game EarthBound
  • Jeff Albertson, from The Simpsons, more commonly known as Comic Book Guy
  • Jeff Boomhauer, from the American television series King of the Hill
  • Jeff Colby, on the American television series Dynasty and The Colbys
  • Jeff Isaacs, on Degrassi: The Next Generation
  • Jeff K., created by Richard Kyanka
  • Jeff the Killer, a character from the creepypasta of the same name
  • Jeff Murdock, in the first three seasons of the sitcom Coupling
  • Jeff Denlon, in the Saw film series
  • Jeff Winger, main character in the NBC sitcom Community
  • Jeff Fungus is Randall Boggs assistant from the 2001 Disney/Pixar film Monsters, Inc.
  • Jeff Atkins, a character in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why
  • Jeff, an enemy in the 2020 VR game Half-Life: Alyx