|Meaning||from Θεοφάνεια, Theophania—"manifestation of God", "appearance of God"|
|Region of origin||Greece|
Tiffany // is an English form of the Greek Theophania. It was formerly often given to children born on the feast of Theophania, that is, Epiphany. The equivalent Greek male name is Theophanes (Θεοφάνης), commonly shortened to Phanis (Φάνης) and the female is Theophania (Θεοφανία) or Theophano (Θεοφανώ), colloquially Phani (Φανή).
The name was popular in the US during the 1980s and early 1990s—between 1980 and 1991 the number of babies named Tiffany born each year exceeded 10,000, peaking at 18,361 in 1988. Its popularity is probably due to the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's , alluding to the jeweler Tiffany & Co., rather than the feast of Epiphany.
Notable people with this name include:
Amy is a feminine given name, sometimes short for Amanda, Amelia, Amélie, Amethyst or Amita. In French, the name is spelled "Aimée", which means "beloved".
Vanessa is a feminine given name, especially popular in the United States, Germany and Brazil. It was invented by the Anglo-Irish writer Jonathan Swift for Esther Vanhomrigh, whom Swift had met in 1708 and whom he tutored. The name was created by taking "Van" from Vanhomrigh's last name and adding "Essa", a pet form of Esther.
Victoria is a feminine first name. It is also used as a family name.
Ivana is a feminine given name of Slavic origin that is also popular in southern Ireland, France, French-speaking Canada, the Mediterranean and Latin America. It is the feminine form of the name Ivan, which are both the Slavic cognates of the names Joanna and John. It may also be spelled as Ivanna.
Jamie is a male and female name. It is a diminutive form of James or, more rarely, other names.
Deanna or DeAnna is a feminine given name. Notable people with the name include:
Holly is an English-language surname and given name. It is also often used as a nickname for people named Heather.
Karen is a given name. In English, it is a feminine name derived from the name Catherine. In Armenia, however, it is a masculine name deriving from Middle Iranian. The name is also found in modern Africa, as well as in East Asia.
Hayley is an English given name.
Ashley is an English unisex given name, originally a place name and surname. It is derived from the Old English (Anglo-Saxon) words æsc (ash) and lēah.
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Dylan is a given name, meaning "son of the sea", "son of the wave", or "born from the ocean". Dylan ail Don was a character in Welsh mythology, but the popularity of Dylan as a given name in modern times arises from its use by poet Dylan Thomas. In Wales, it was the most popular Welsh name given to baby boys in 2010.
Nicole is a feminine given name and a surname.
Jenny was originally the diminutive form of Jane, but it is now associated with Jennifer.
Emi is a feminine Japanese given name and is occasionally used as a surname.
Alexis is a given name derived from several saints venerated by the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches, including Saint Alexis of Rome. Alexis means "helper, defender". The ending "-is" points at its belonging to the masculine gender ; however, many American women are owners of this name, what is partly based on modern American tendency of giving girls male names. Russian version of this name is Alexey that is used only for men and has no female form. However, some European languages do have a female version, for example, in French, Alexia. It was also used as a name for several members of the ruling house of Russia, including Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich, Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich and Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich.
Stephanie is a female name that comes from the Greek name Στέφανος (Stephanos) meaning "crown". The male form is Stephen. Forms of Stephanie in other languages include the German "Stefanie", the Italian, Czech, Polish, and Russian "Stefania", the Portuguese Estefânia, and the Spanish Estefanía. The form Stéphanie is from the French language, but Stephanie is now widely used both in English- and Spanish-speaking cultures.
Akiko is a feminine Japanese given name.
The given name Lisa can be a short form of Elisabeth, Melissa or Elizabeth. In the United Kingdom, the name Lisa began to gain popularity during the 1960s, by 1974 it was the fifth most popular female name there, and a decade later it was the 14th most popular female name there. However, by 1996 it had fallen out of the top 100. Similarly, in the US it was the most popular female name for most of the 1960s and in the top 10 through most of the 1970s before falling.
Paige is a gender neutral given name. It is of Latin origin from Byzantine "Págius", derived from the Greek "Paidion" (child). A page in medieval households was usually a young boy whose service was the first step in his training as a knight. Use may possibly indicate an ancestor who was a page.
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