Taffy name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Taffy

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Taf"fy
  1. A kind of candy made of molasses or brown sugar boiled down and poured out in shallow pans. Alt. spell.: toffy
  2. Flattery; soft phrases.(Slang)

Etymology: Prov. E. taffy toffy

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Chewy candy of sugar or syrup boiled until thick and pulled until glossy
  1. (US) A soft, chewy candy made from boiled molasses or brown sugar.

Notable Persons Named Taffy

Notable Persons Named Taffy

Taffy Nivert

Taffy Nivert is a songwriter and singing. Taffy was given the name Mary Catherine Nivert on October 25th, 1944 in Washington, D.C.


Taffy is a hi-nrg, italo disco, and disco musician. She was most active from 1977 to 1988. Taffy was given the name Katherine Quaye .

Taffy Abel

Taffy Abel was an ice hockey player. His career lasted from 1924 to 1934. Taffy was born on May 28th, 1900 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He breathed his last breath on August 1st, 1964.

Taffy Ocallaghan

Taffy was born on October 6th, 1906. He left this life on July 4th, 1946.

Taffy Wright

Taffy Wright was an athlete. Taffy was born on August 10th, 1911 in Tabor City, North Carolina. He died on October 22nd, 1981.

Taffy Thomas


Notable Persons With the Last Name Taffy

Notable Persons With the Last Name Taffy


Taffy is a hi-nrg, italo disco, and disco musician. She was most active from 1977 to 1988. Taffy was given the name Katherine Quaye .


Fun Facts about the name Taffy

  • How Popular is the name Taffy? Taffy is the 11,855th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Taffy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 875 babies born with the first name Taffy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Taffy to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Taffy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1943 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Taffy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Taffy is Sunday, September 11th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Taffy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Taffy was in 1962 with a total of 47 babies.
  • Random Taffy Factoid: According to the 1967 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Taffy is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 1967.
  • Weird things about the name Taffy: The name spelled backwards is Yffat. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Fatfy. How do you pronounce that?
  • Taffy name meaning

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