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First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tiff
  1. Liquor; especially, a small draught of liquor."Sipping his tiffof brandy punch." [Sir W. Scott.]
  2. A fit of anger or peevishness; a slight altercation or contention. See Tift.

Etymology: Originally, a sniff, sniffing; cf. Icel. �efr a smell, �efa to sniff, Norw. tev a drawing in of the breath, teva to sniff, smell, dial. Sw. tüv smell, scent, taste

verb Tiff
To be in a pet.
verb Tiff
To deck out; to dress.

Etymology: OE. tiffen, OF. tiffer tifer, to bedizen; cf. D. tippen to clip the points or ends of the hair, E. tip, n

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A quarrel about petty points

Originally, a sniff, sniffing; compare Icelandic word for a smell.

  1. A small argument; a petty quarrel.
  2. Liquor; especially, a small draught of liquor.

Middle English tiffen, Old French tiffer, tifer, to bedizen; compare D. tippen to clip the points or ends of the hair, English tip (noun).

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Tiff

    Milan Tiff is a noteworthy individual. Milan was born on July 5th, 1949.


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    Popularity of Tiff as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Tiff U.S.
      White 89.86% 64.26%
      African American 6.45% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Tiff

    People with the last name Tiff are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Tiff

    • How Popular is the name Tiff? As a last name Tiff was the 86,005th most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Tiff first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Tiff is Friday, September 10th, 1880.
    • How unique is the name Tiff? From 1880 to 2016 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Tiff. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Tiff: Your name in reverse order is Ffit. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fitf. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Tiff? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 217 people with the last name Tiff.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tiff? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tiff as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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