Tiffany

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French Tifinie, Tiphanie, from Medieval Latin Theophania (Epiphany), corresponding to theo- +‎ -phany, from Ancient Greek θεο (theo, God) + φαίνω (phaínō, I shine, appear). A name traditionally given to girls born at Epiphany.

Proper noun[edit]

Tiffany

  1. A northern English surname​.
  2. A female given name transferred from the surname.
  3. Short for Tiffany glass (poor man's Tiffany)

Quotations[edit]

  • 1985 Ed McBain: Snow White and Rose Red: page 130:
    "That's her real name, you know. I mean, a lot of girls working the topless joints, they take exotic, sexy names...well, Tiffany Carter, for example...but that was the name Tracy was born with."

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