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What does Griffon mean?

Griffon Pronunciation of Griffon [grif-fon] as a name for boys has its root in Latin, and the meaning of the name Griffon is "hooked nose". Griffon is an alternate spelling of Griffin (Latin): in Greek mythology and medieval legend.


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

3 more relations via Griffin: Griff, Griffudd and Gruffud.

Creative forms:
(male) Garfon, Grifton, ..

(female) Grifan, Grifna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Griffon Avrohom (G.A.), ..

How popular is Griffon?

Griffon is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#50178 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Griffon (not ranked) are Griffen and Griffin (#236 via latest list). Other forms, like Griff, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Griffon was well-received among parents in the year 2012 (median #1109) and has remained as widespread to this day (#1118, 3.4%). Griffin is the most contemporarily stylish baby name among these. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arion, Brion, Briton, Britton, Clifton, Criston, Croffton (see Crofton), Crofton, Eifion, Ericson, Erikson, Garion, Geffen, Gibson, Gideon, Gidon, Gifford, Gillon, Gilon, Gilson, Girvon (see Girvin), Graydon, Grayson, Grayton, Greydon, Greyson, Griffith, Grigor, Gurion, Orion, Steffon, Triston, Triton and Wriston. These names tend to be more commonly used than Griffon.

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