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Griffin Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Griffin is of Welsh origin.

The meaning of Griffin is "strong chief".  

It is also of English and Welsh origin, where its meaning is "hooked nose".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 241 in baby name popularity for boys with 1522 occurrences.  It ranked 5814 in popular baby names for girls with 22 occurrences. 

View the Griffin Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Griffin has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Griffin to other names.


The name Gruffudd is made up of two elements. The first element gruff is of uncertain meaning but may mean "strong grip". The second element, udd, means "chief or lord".


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Related Names

Griffin is a form of the name Gruffudd.

Variants of the name Griffin include Griffyn.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Griffin Dunne.

Name Fun

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.