Duff Origin and Meaning

The name Duff is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "swarthy".

This somewhat boisterous Celtic name would be at home in a noisy pub or out walking on the moors. In Scotland, it was originally a nickname for someone with dark hair or a swarthy complexion.

Duff (born Michael) McKagan gained fame as a member of Guns 'N' Roses. Popular actress Hilary Duff is giving the surname a lot of attention.

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Famous People Named Duff

  • (Alfred) Duff Cooper1st Viscount Norwich, British former Secretary of War
  • Duff Clark "Duffy" JacksonAmerican jazz drummer
  • Jeffrey Adam "Duff" GoldmanAmerican baker and Food Network host, star of TV's "Ace of Cakes"
  • Michael Andrew "Duff" McKaganbassist of American band Guns N' Roses
  • Duff BadgleyAmerican politician and journalist; father of actor Penn Badgley
  • Duff Haffenrefferson of American TV journalist Lara Spencer

Duff in Pop Culture

  • Duffbrand of beer on TV's "The Simpsons"
  • Duffslang for the buttocks
  • DUFFDesignated Ugly Fat Friend (acronym)

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