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What does Duff mean?

Duff Pronunciation of Duff [duff] as a boys' name is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Duff is "swarthy". From the Gaelic "dubh", meaning "dark" as a personal characteristic.

Associated with: gaelic.


Duff has 3 variants: Duffey, Duffie and Duffy.

Creative forms:
(male) Doyff, Taff, ..

(female) Duda, ff, ..

Middle name pairings:
Duff Xavion (D.X.), ..

How popular is Duff?

Duff is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#2058 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Duff entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak position of #1421 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Duff name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Duff outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Biff, Daffy, Dolf, Duke, Dunc, Dunn, Jeff and Raff. These names tend to be more commonly used than Duff.

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