Diminutive Form Of Dafydd






Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Taffy has been well-loved for years, and with good reason. It's a name as sweet as the chewy candy it's named after, and is a simply perfect moniker for lovable, squishy-faced pups.

Taffy might sound cute, but it actually has strong, powerful connotations. It makes me think of the 1960s cartoon Taffy the Lionhearted, where Taffy was anything but a scaredy-cat.

Taffy is a Welsh nickname meaning "loved one," making it a heartwarming choice for your furry friend. Plus, it's a great conversation starter at the dog park. "Why Taffy?" they'll ask. "Because she's sweet, tough, and a little bit sticky," you'll reply.

And with those worlds, you'll have served up a triple threat of adorableness. Who wouldn't find that endearing?

Traits associated with the name Taffy:

Dogs named Taffy tend to be loving, and good-natured. This name is also associated with companionship, and friendship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Taffy?

Naming your dog Taffy suggests that you have a sweet and playful personality. You likely enjoy the simple things in life and have a strong appreciation for the sweeter things.

Is Taffy a good dog name?

Taffy has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Taffy isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Naming your dog Taffy is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Taffy was, in the past month, the 180th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of July 2024, Taffy is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with PupNames.com visitors.

In the past week, Taffy was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Taffy's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Taffy is most adored in Arkansas, Rhode Island and California.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Alabama, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Taffy.

Most popular breeds named Taffy:

  1. Cocker Spaniel
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. Poodle
  4. Chihuahua
  5. Shih Tzu

Taffy is found in these categories:

friendly dog names

Sweet, soft, and stretchy, just like a dog's love and loyalty.

cute dog names

Evokes sweet, chewy candy, perfect for a lovable, irresistible pup.

Dog names like Taffy:

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Taffy dog name meaning

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Livvy (New South Wales, Australia)
I think Taffy is a cute and unique name for a dog. It could be a great choice for a dog with a sweet and playful personality. However, the most important thing is that you choose a name that you love and that fits your dog's individuality and characteristics and Taffy fits my dog who is a Mini Cavoodle.
October 30, 2023

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