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Origin and Meaning of Buffy

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Buff"y
Resembling, or characterized by, buff.
Wiktionary

A pet form of Elizabeth, based on a child's unsuccessful attempts to pronounce the name. Popularized by the Buffy the Vampire Slayer franchise.

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Elizabeth.

Notable Persons Named Buffy

Buffy Sainte-Marie is a folk, rock, country, electronic, folk music, country music, and electronic music musician, singer-songwriter, composer, record producer, visual artist, educator, social activist, actress, humanitarian, and visual arts. She plays Vocals, guitar, mouthbow, piano, ukulele, autoharp, harmonica, percussion, and Musical bow. She has been prominent since 1963. Buffy was given the name Beverly Sainte-Marie on February 20th, 1941 in Qu'Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Buffy was born in 1923. He left this life in 1995.

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Buffy was born in 1976.

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Buffy Lawson is a country music singer-songwriter. She plays Vocals. She has been prominent since 1996.

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How popular is the baby name Buffy in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1951 5 5 0
1953 5 5 0
1954 10 10 0
1955 12 12 0
1957 6 6 0
1964 5 5 0
1965 6 6 0
1966 24 24 0
1967 157 157 0
1968 239 239 0
1969 243 243 0
1970 282 282 0
1971 320 314 6
1972 319 319 0
1973 252 252 0
1974 233 233 0
1975 247 247 0
1976 212 212 0
1977 156 156 0
1978 135 135 0
1979 95 95 0
1980 94 94 0
1981 52 52 0
1982 47 47 0
1983 25 25 0
1984 21 21 0
1985 12 12 0
1986 9 9 0
1987 7 7 0
1988 6 6 0
1990 9 9 0
2002 5 5 0
2003 6 6 0
2005 5 5 0
2013 8 8 0
2017 8 8 0

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Popularity of Buffy as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Buffy

  • How Popular is the name Buffy? Buffy is the 4,950th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Buffy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,277 babies born with the first name Buffy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Buffy to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Buffy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1951 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Buffy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Buffy is Tuesday, October 31st, 1905.
  • What year had the most people named Buffy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Buffy was in 1972 with a total of 319 babies.
  • Random Buffy Factoid: According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Buffy is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 7 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1974.
  • Weird things about the name Buffy: Your name in reverse order is Yffub. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bffyu. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.