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Etymology & Historical Origin - Tiffany
The name Tiffany developed during the Middle Ages as an English form of the Greek name Theophania which means ‘epiphany’. The name comes from the Greek elements “theos” meaning ‘god” and “phainein” meaning ‘to appear’. In the Catholic Church, the Feast of the Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th to commemorate the visit of the Magi to the baby Jesus signifying the physical manifestation of God’s human son to the Gentiles. When people refer to having an “epiphany” they refer to a sudden intuitive leap of understanding, sometimes divinely so – hence the appearance of the divine or God. In medieval times, Tiffany was often given to girls born on January 6th. Eventually the name developed into a surname, while the forename fell out of favor until her revival in the 20th century.
Popularity of the Name Tiffany
The name Tiffany first appeared on the American naming charts for girls in 1962 – immediately following the release of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” a popular film starring Audrey Hepburn. The subsequent and rapid popularity of the name was quite remarkable. In 1970, Tiffany hit the Top 100 list of most commonly used girl names in America. By 1980, she was at an impressive 14th place on the charts. Tiffany enjoyed strong usage for three straight decades – the 70s, 80s and 90s. Her popularity was so fast and furious that poor Tiffany became a name so overused people have acted with some amount of derision toward it. Like Jessica, Ashley, Heather and Amanda – Tiffany was the hallmark name of the 1980s in particular. This pretty name has girly-girl written all over her. It’s delicate and sweet-sounding, and fortunately no longer ϋber-popular.
Popularity of the Girl Name Tiffany
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Tiffany
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Tiffany
Tiffany We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Tiffany.
Popular Songs on Tiffany
Tiffany Queen - a song by The Byrds
Children's Books on the Baby Name Tiffany
Bratfest at Tiffany's (Lisi Harrison) - The only thing harder than getting in The Clique is staying in. Bratfest at Tiffany’s tells the story of an elite group of 13-year-old girls from the wealthy suburbs of New York City. Recommended for ages 13+.
Princess Tiffany Arabella and The Time Of Dreams (Stuart Jarod Hinchliffe) - In a dreamy little country called Aurealia, there exists an eternal race that has evolved from early Aboriginals. Aurealians have eternal life under their almighty female spirit, who grants Queen Karina and her eldest daughter, Princess Tiffany Arabella Starwood, certain powers. Aurealia is a peaceful and pacifist land where material things and materialism have been abandoned. There are no automobiles, trains, telephones or electricity. It is a society run on candle power. In this children's love story, Princess Tiffany falls in love with a mortal boy named Jaidyn Justin Hayward, who lives in Landred Bay. She spirits him away to be with her in Aurealia, along with his best friend, Tom, and his young cousins, Sarah and Charlotte. Before they can meet other Aurealians, they encounter the "soul animals," who house the voices and souls of deceased warriors. These spirits are friendly and guide the visitors to Wishheart Castle, home of the royal family. Jaidyn has no idea what the princess has in store for him, but an evil owl warns of a coming war and a quest. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Tiffany's Epiphany (Kristen Koerner Simon) - The animals in the forest are being bullied! Jack the Rabbit decides to confront the culprit, only to find out the bully is a SKUNK named Tiffany! Featuring the fan-favorite characters from the first Silverline Books publication in the series, Bruce the Little Blue Spruce - the four lovable field mice and Jack the Rabbit - with all new characters that children will adore, this lighthearted and humorous tale shows how wrong it is to be a bully, as well as how lonely being a bully can be. Illustrated by Image Comics founder and award-winning artist Jim Valentino, with painted color by Paul John Little. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Tiffany
Famous People Named Tiffany - Tiffany (teen singing sensation from the 1980s); Tiffany Chin (figure skater); Tiffany Trump (daughter of Donald Trump and Marla Maples)
Children of Famous People Named Tiffany
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Tiffany - Adolph Caesar (actor); Craig T. Nelson (actor); Donald Trump (business tycoon); Marla Maples (ex-wife of Donald Trump); Jackie Collins (author); Joe Pesci (actor); Kato Kaelin (famous from O.J. Simpson murder trial)
Tiffany - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Tiffany - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Tiffany.
Personality of the Girl Name Tiffany
The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.
Variations of the Baby Name - Tiffany