gifford boy

First name origin & meaning:

English: A worthy gift

First name variations: Giff, Giffard, Gifferd, Giffie, Giffy, Gyfford, Gyford

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: habitational name for someone from Giffords Hall in Suffolk. It was originally named in Old English as Gyddingford ‘ford associated with Gydda’. Compare Giddens.
  2. English: possibly in some cases a variant spelling of Giffard, which may derive from an Old German personal name, Gifard, or from a Middle English nickname from Old French giffard ‘chubby-cheeked’, ‘bloated’ (a pejorative of giffel ‘jaw’, ‘cheek’, of Germanic origin).

Famous people with this first name: Kathie Lee Gifford, Frank Gifford

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