Meaning and Origin of Duffy - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Duffy

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Scottish : Dark

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhthaigh ‘descendant of Dubhthach’, a byname derived from dubh ‘black’ (see Duff). This name was borne by a 6th-century saint who was archbishop of Armagh.
  • Scottish and Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhuibhshíthe ‘son of Duibhshíth’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ (see Duff) + síth ‘peace’.