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Meaning and name origin
Griffin \g-riffin, gr(if)-fin\ as a boy's name is pronounced GRIF-en. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Griffin is "hooked nose". In Greek mythology and medieval legend, the Gryphon was a fierce creature with the foreparts of an eagle (hence the hooked nose) and the hindquarters of a lion. Use as a name may be linked to the heraldic use of the animal. Actor Griffin Dunne.
Griffin is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#98 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Griffin for boys (2014 statistics).
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