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What does Griff mean?

Griff Pronunciation of Griff [griff] as a boys' name has its roots in Latin and Welsh, and Griff means "hooked nose; lord, prince". Griff is an alternate spelling of Griffin (Latin): in Greek mythology and medieval legend. Griff is also a variant of Griffith (Welsh): anglicized variant of Gruffudd.

Associated with: prince (king).


7 relations via Griffin, Griffith: Griffen, Griffon, Griffudd, Griffyn, Gruffud, Gryffen and Gryffin.

Creative forms:
(male) Gariff, Geriff, ..

(female) Grido, Grita, ..

Middle name pairings:
Griff Boden (G.B.), ..

How popular is Griff?

Griff is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#44027 out of 150436, Top 29%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Griffin (#236 from current records), Griffith and Griffen are the prominent alternative forms of Griff (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Griff were at the height of their popularity in 2012 (adoption of 0.1%) and have remained as popular to this day (adoption 0.1%, 3.4%). Griffin is more familiar than the rest. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Griffen, Griffin, Griffith in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Griff and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Biff, Cliff and Geoff. These names tend to be more frequently used than Griff.

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