Griffin - Meaning of Griffin
[ 2 syll. grif-fin, gr-iff-in ] The baby boy name Griffin is also used as a girl name, but it is much more common for boys. Its pronunciation is GRIH-FahN †. Griffin is largely used in the English and Welsh languages, and its origin is also English and Welsh. English origin, English use: Its meaning is derived literally from the ordinary word 'griffin'. Griffinus (Latin) is an older form of Griffin. The name could be from the English word for the mythological creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle, or else it could have evolved as a variant of Griffith.
Griffin is an English and Welsh variant of the name Griffith (English).
Griffin is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 2011, 0.078% of baby boys were given the name Griffin. It ranked at #228 then. The baby name has since fallen out of favor, and is now of irregular use. Within all boy names in its group, Griffin was nonetheless the most widely used in 2012. Griffin has in the past century been mostly given to baby boys.
Baby names that sound like Griffin include Griffen, Griffon, Gryphen, Gryphon, Garban, Garben, Garbhan, Garbhen, Garbhin, Garbhon, Garbhun, Garbin, Garbon, Garbun, Garbyn, Garvan, Garven, Garvin, Garvon, and Garvun.
† Pronunciation for Griffin: G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"