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pinWhat does Griffith mean?

Griffith /grif-fith/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Griffith is "lord, prince".

Anglicized form of Gruffudd. Used most often as a given name from the 16th to the 18th century. Gruffydd ap Llewellyn was the ruler of Wales until his defeat in 1063.


Griffith has 7 variants: Griff, Griffudd, Gruffud, Gruffydd, Guto, Gutun and Gutyn.

Related boy name: Griffin.

Kreatif forms: Gorfith, Grayfith, Grimfith. [more]

pinHow popular is Griffith?

Griffith is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#369 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Griffin (#241 a year ago) is the only prominent varying form of Griffith (not ranked) ranked in the Top 1000. This boy name was at the peak of its popularity in the year 1998 (usage of 0.785%) and is somewhat less popular today (usage 0.759%, down 3.3%). Griffin (#241) is the most trendy baby name here. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Griffith and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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