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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.TIF-ə-nee
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Meaning & History

Medieval form of THEOPHANIA. This name was traditionally given to girls born on the Epiphany (January 6), the festival commemorating the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus. The name died out after the Middle Ages, but it was revived by the movie 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' (1961), the title of which refers to the Tiffany's jewelry store in New York.
VariantsTiffani, Tiffiny
Other Languages & CulturesTheophania Ancient Greek Tiphaine, Tiphanie French Theofania Greek

Images

Movie poster for Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)Movie poster for Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

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Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute