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Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. 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)


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


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