Buffy Name Meaning

This shortened form of Elizabeth has gone on to stand independently. Associated with a famous fictional vampire slayer, she’s a name with grit and strength. We love how she seamlessly mixes femininity with tomboy energy. We can totally see her on a little one who does her own thing, whether she’s playing with dolls or riding a skateboard.

Infographic of Buffy name meaning, which is Meaning "God is my oath," Buffy is from English origins.
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Buffy Name Popularity

How popular is the name Buffy? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 0 0%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 829 97 0.0064%
1968 625 187 0.0125%
1969 655 184 0.0119%
1970 609 230 0.0145%
1971 562 271 0.018%
1972 539 265 0.0195%
1973 621 199 0.0153%
1974 642 187 0.0144%
1975 620 203 0.0158%
1976 679 170 0.0132%
1977 959 93 0.0069%
1978 1,030 81 0.006%
1979 1,451 37 0.0026%
1980 1,560 31 0.0021%
1981 3,172 5 0.0003%
1982 2,233 13 0.0009%
1983 0 0%
1984 0 0%
1985 0 0%
1986 0 0%
1987 0 0%
1988 0 0%
1989 0 0%
1990 0 0%
1991 0 0%
1992 0 0%
1993 0 0%
1994 0 0%
1995 0 0%
1996 0 0%
1997 0 0%
1998 0 0%
1999 0 0%
2000 0 0%
2001 0 0%
2002 0 0%
2003 0 0%
2004 0 0%
2005 0 0%
2006 0 0%
2007 0 0%
2008 0 0%
2009 0 0%
2010 0 0%
2011 0 0%
2012 0 0%
2013 0 0%
2014 0 0%
2015 0 0%
2016 0 0%
2017 0 0%
2018 0 0%
2019 0 0%
2020 0 0%

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Data via SSA.gov.


Names Like Buffy

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What names sound like Buffy?

If you like how Buffy sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Buffy.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Bev

Beaver stream or meadow

English

Beverly

Beaver stream or meadow

English

Bevie

Beaver stream or meadow

English

Bevvy

Beaver stream or meadow

English

Bunny

English

Daffy

Laurel tree

Greek

Effy

Well-spoken

Greek

Taffy

Loved one

Welsh

Tiffy

Revelation of God

Greek


What names are similar to Buffy?

Find a name that’s like Buffy, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Bess

A diminutive form of Elizabeth, “to the Lord I consecrate thee.”

Cora

Maiden

Greek

Ellie

Shortened form of El- names

English

Emmy

Rival

German

Hattie

Home ruler

German

Libby

A diminutive of Elizabeth, “to the Lord I consecrate thee.”

Hebrew

Lucy

Of the light

English

Maddie

Woman from Magdala; maiden; young, unmarried woman

Hebrew

Tess

Late summer

Greek

Willa

Will helmet, protection

German


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1 Comment

  1. I absolutely love having the name Buffy. It’s unique and you don’t hear it very much at all. I was born in 77 and my dad picked it out because he grew up watching a show named “Family Affairs”. It had to kids named Buffy and Jody and their Butler Mr. French. I’m glad he chose the name since I’ve met only one other Buffy, her real name, in my entire life. It’s a great name to give your little girl, especially if you know she is going to be a blonde. Lol


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