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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name Tiff

  • 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 2015 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 Tfif. 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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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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Tiff" mean? The list below shows the origins of Tiff as well as things modernly associated with the name Tiff such as celebrities named Tiff.

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).

    What does the name Tiff mean?

    Tis for try, as hard as you can

    Iis for intellect, your high capacity for knowledge

    Fis for fair, always honest and true.

    Fis for funny, humor suits you!

    Past life for Tiff born Jan 4, 2006

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    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern China approximately on 1225. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

    You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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