(given name). Popular in the U.K. in the 20th century.
1879 Mary Elizabeth Shipley: ''Looking Back''. page 98:
- "Were you not aware mamma had a son as well as three daughters?"
- "Yes, but I didn't know his name. I like Geoffrey; there's some sound in it."
1996 Mary Higgins Clark: ''Let me Call You Sweetheart''. (ISBN) page 207:
- Geoff grimaced, then smiled back, reminding himself that when his mother wasn't riding this horse, she was a very interesting woman who had taught medieval literature at Drew University for twenty years. In fact, he had been named Geoffrey because of her great admiration for Chaucer.
2011 Hannah|Sophie Hannah, ''Lasting Damage'', Hodder & Stoughton, (ISBN), pages 77-78:
- His full name is Benji Duncan Geoffrey Rigby-Monk. 'You're joking,' Kit said, when I first told him. '''Benji''? Not even Benjamin?' Duncan and Geoffrey are his two granddads'names ― both unglamorous and old-dufferish, in Kit's view, and not worth inflicting on a new generation ― and Rigby-Monk is a fusion of Fran's surname and Anton's.