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What does Griffin mean?

Griffin \g-riffin, gr(if)-fin\ as a boys' 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 has 6 variants: Griff, Griffen, Griffon, Gryffen, Gryffin and Gryphon.


Griffin is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#114 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Griffin for boys. Griffin reached its top position of #215 in the U.S. in 1998, and is currently at #241. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Griffin name in U.S.

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