Meaning and Origin of: Duffy

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Scottish : Dark

Boy name variations

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’.