American nickname

Biff Origin and Meaning

The name Biff is a boy's name of American origin.

The quintessential midcentury nickname, famously found in Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman."

Biff is late 19th century slang meaning to "hit", so Biff may have originated as a nickname for a tough guy. We'd object to it as a name, but it's hard to imagine anyone using it today outside of a symbolic name in a play.

Biff Popularity

Famous People Named Biff

  • Biff Busickring name of Christopher Girard, American pro wrestler
  • Peter Rodney "Biff" ByfordEnglish lead singer of metal band Saxon
  • James Jackson "Biff" HendersonJr., American comedian and TV personality
  • Harlan "Biff" WysongAmerican baseball pitcher
  • William Joseph "Biff" McGuireAmerican actor
  • Biff Benedict PocorobaAmerican baseball player
  • Biff YeagerAmerican actor
  • Biff Elliot (born Leon Shalek)American actor
  • Bif Nakedstage name of Beth Torbert, Canadian female singer,songwriter

Biff in Pop Culture

  • Biff Lomancharacter in the play "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller
  • Biff Tannencharacter in the "Back to the Future" movie trilogy
  • BiffBuford's goldfish on TV's "Phineas and Ferb"
  • Biffnickname of Jesus' best friend in "Lamb" by Christopher Moore
  • Bruce "Biff" Brewstermain character in a series of children's books by Andy Adams