Tuff name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tuff

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tuff
Same as Tufa.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Hard volcanic rock composed of compacted volcanic ash
Etruscan blocks
  1. (petrology) A light porous rock, now especially a rock composed of compacted volcanic ash varying in size from fine sand to coarse gravel.
    Synonym: tufa

From French tuffe, tuf, from Italian tufo, from Latin tōfus.

  1. (petrology) A light porous rock, now especially a rock composed of compacted volcanic ash varying in size from fine sand to coarse gravel.
    Synonym: tufa

    tuff was also found in the following language(s): Swedish

    Notable Persons Named Tuff

    Notable Persons Named Tuff

    Tuff Hedeman

    Tuff Hedeman is a rancher, team roping retired rodeo performer, cbr president/ambassador, rodeo, championship bull riding, team roping, and cbrpresident/ambassador. He was most prominent from 1980 to 1998. Tuff was given the name Richard Neale Hedeman on March 2nd, 1963 in El Paso, Texas, USA. Tuff is also known as Tuff Hedeman.

    Tuff Harris

    He has been prominent since 2007. Tuff was born on January 23rd, 1983 in Crow Agency, Montana.

    Tuff Green


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Tuff

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Tuff

    Tony Tuff

    Tony Tuff is a reggae, dancehall, and lovers rock musician. His career lasted from 1969 to 1969. Tony was given the name Winston Anthony Morris in 1955.

    Stein Henrik Tuff

    Stein was born on September 16th, 1974.

    Charles Tuff

    Charles was born on September 4th, 1855 in Plumstead. He left this life on January 27th, 1929.


    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Tuff U.S.
      White 37.77% 64.26%
      African American 55.19% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 3.07% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.20% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Tuff

    People with the last name Tuff are most frequently White or African American

    Entire United States

    Fun Facts about the name Tuff

  1. How Popular is the name Tuff? Tuff is the 14,824th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tuff was the 30,043rd most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Tuff have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 613 babies born with the first name Tuff in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tuff to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Tuff? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1995 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  4. When was Tuff first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tuff is Friday, December 25th, 1891.
  5. What year had the most people named Tuff born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tuff was in 2017 with a total of 51 babies.
  6. Random Tuff Factoid: According to the 2019 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tuff is not a popular baby boy's name in Indiana. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Indiana have the same name in 2019.
  7. Weird things about the name Tuff: The name spelled backwards is Ffut. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Futf. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Tuff? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 781 people with the last name Tuff.
  9. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tuff? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tuff as their last name since less than 1 person in 385k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  10. Tuff name meaning

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