Duff - Meaning of Duff
[ 1 syll. duf(f), du-ff ] The baby boy name Duff is pronounced DahF- †. Duff has its origins in the Celtic language and it is used largely in Scottish. The first name is derived from the surname, which is itself from the nickname for a person with dark features. It can also be used as a short form of various Gaelic names containing the element dubh (meaning 'dark, black').
In addition, Duff is a shortening of Duffy (English).
Duff is seldom used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed within the top 1000 names.
† English pronunciation for Duff: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)"
A famous person named Duff is Duff Cooper, Politician, born Alfred Duff Cooper, 22 February 1890 - 1 January 1954.