Buffy - Meaning of Buffy
[ 2 syll. buf-fy, bu-ffy ] The baby girl name Buffy is pronounced as BAHF-iy- †. Buffy is largely used in English and its origin is Hebrew. Biblical name: The name is derived from a child's attempts at pronouncing the final syllable of Elizabeth. It is in modern times often associated with the titular character of the US TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003).
Buffy is an English familiar form of the name Elizabeth (English, Greek, and Hebrew).
Variant forms inherit the origin and meaning of Buffy.
Buffy is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1972 with 0.020% of baby girls being named Buffy. It was #529 in rank then. The baby name has fallen out of favor since then, and is now of irregular use. Among the family of girl names directly related to Buffy, Elizabeth was the most popular in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Buffy: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"