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What does Duffey mean?

Duffey Pronunciation of Duffey [duf-fey] as a name for boys has its root in Gaelic, and the meaning of the name Duffey is "swarthy". Duffey is a variant form of Duff (Gaelic): from the Gaelic "dubh".

Associated with: gaelic, swarthy (dark).


Duffey has 2 variants: Duffie and Duffy.

Creative forms:
(male) Daifey, Deafey, ..

(female) Dufa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Duffey Nelson (D.N.), ..

How popular is Duffey?

Duffey is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#5345 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular alternative form of Duffey (outside Top 2000) is Duff. Adoption of this relation of Duffey reached its apex during 1950-1959 (#1871). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Duffey and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Duffey is pronounced similarly to Daffy. Other suggested similar names are Alfey, Alfrey, Aubrey, Audey, Audley, Autrey, Buckey, Buddey, Burley, Burney, Busbey, Culley, Curley, Currey, Dabney, Dacey, Daffyd, Dahey, Daicey, Dailey, Daley, Darbey, Darcey, Darsey, Davey, Dawley, Denbey, Denley, Denney, Derbey, Dewey, Dontey, Dooley, Dorsey, Duane, Dudley, Duke, Dundee, Dunlea, Dunley, Dunly (see Dunley), Dunne, Dunnley (see Dunley), Duryea, Dusten, Dusty, Fursey, Geffrey, Huey, Humfrey, Hurley, Huxley, Jeffey, Jeffrey, Joffrey, Juley, Murfey (see Murphy), Murrey, Rudey, Rutley, Sulley, Sunney and Tulley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Duffey.

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