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.
- A northern English surname.
- A female given name transferred from the surname.
- Short for Tiffany glass (poor man's Tiffany)
- 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."