Daffy - Meaning of Daffy
[ 2 syll. daf-fy, da-ffy ] The baby girl name Daffy is pronounced DAEFiy †. Daffy has its origins in the English and Old Greek languages. It is used largely in the English language. The name first developed as a diminutive of Daphne, but it is today seldom used due to its association with the adjective 'daffy' ('foolish, absent-minded'), a word in use since the 19th century. Daffy Duck (1937-) is a Looney Tunes cartoon character who speaks with an exaggerated lisp.
In addition, Daffy is a variant of Daffodil (English).
Daffy is also a familiar form of Daphne (English and German) in the English language.
Variant forms share both the origin and meaning of Daffy.
Daffy is rare as a baby girl name. It is not listed in the top 1000. In 2018, within the family of girl names directly linked to Daffy, Daphne was the most widely used.
† Pronunciation for Daffy: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"