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What does Griffon mean?

Griffon Pronunciation of Griffon 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.



VARIANTS Gryphon, Gryffin, Gryffen, Griffyn, Griffen

RELATIONS VIA GRIFFIN Griff, Griffudd, Gruffud



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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?

Popular varying forms of Griffon (NOT RANKED) are Griffen, Griffin (#224 VIA LATEST LIST) and Gryffin (#1802). Other forms, like Gryffen, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Griffon was well-received among parents in 2018 (MEDIAN #1342). Griffin is the most contemporarily stylish baby name among these. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike 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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