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What does Griffen mean?

Griffen Pronunciation of Griffen [grif-f-en] as a name for boys is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Griffen is "hooked nose". Griffen is a version of Griffin (Latin): in Greek mythology and medieval legend.


Griffen has 5 variants: Griffon, Griffyn, Gryffen, Gryffin and Gryphon.

3 more alternative forms via Griffin: Griff, Griffudd and Gruffud.

Creative forms:
(male) Grafen, Grefen, ..

(female) Griffe, Grifna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Griffen Deshawn (G.D.), ..

How popular is Griffen?

Griffen is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#8360 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Griffen was first listed in 1996 and reached its peak position of #1174 in the U.S. in 1999, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Griffen name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Griffen outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Griffin (#236 via latest list) is the only other prominent variation form of Griffen. Other forms, like Griffyn, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Griffen was well-received less than a decade ago (median #1109) and has remained as conventional to this day (#1118, down 3%). Griffin is the most chic boy name among these.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arien, Brien, Coffen, Cristen, Gaillen, Gefen, Geffen, Gifferd (see Gifford), Gillen, Girven, Gratien, Gridley, Griffith, Steffen and Tristen. Like Griffen, these names are not frequently used.

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