Griffin - Meaning of Griffin

What does Griffin mean?

[ 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 has 15 variants. Variants include Grifen, Griff, Griffen, Griffie, Griffon, Griffy, Griffyn, Gryffen, Gryffin, Gryffon, Gryffyn, Gryphen, Gryphin, Gryphon, and Gryphyn.

See also the related categories, english, latin, body (heart), lion, eagle, word (element), and welsh.

Griffin is popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been increasing since the 1980s. At the modest height of its usage in 2018, 0.086% of baby boys were given the name Griffin. It ranked at #224 then. Within all boy names in its group, Griffin was the most widely used in 2018. Griffin has in the past century been mostly given to baby boys.

Baby names that sound like Griffin include Griffen, Griffon, Garbhun, Garbhyn, Garbin, Garbyn, Garvan, Garvin, Garvun, Garvyn, Girvin, Girvyn, Griffyn, Gryffin, Gryffyn, Gryphin, and Gryphyn.

† 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)"

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