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What does Griswald mean?

Griswald Pronunciation of Griswald [griswald] as a boys' name. The meaning of the name Griswald is "gray woods". Griswald is a variant form of Griswold (Old French, German): place name.

Associated with: woods (tree).


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Middle name pairings:
Griswald Bryden (G.B.), ..

How popular is Griswald?

Griswald is a rare first name for males but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#82691 out of 150436, Top 55%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Griswald has not been ranked in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Griswald name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Arnald, Ewald, Gaillard, Garald, Gaspard, Gerald, Gerrald, Giffard (see Gifford), Gilad, Gilead, Giraldo, Girard, Giraud, Girauld, Gresham, Gridly (see Gridley), Griffudd, Grimaldi, Grimaldo, Grimshaw, Grimsly, Griogair, Grisha, Osvald, Oswald, Reinald, Reinwald, Sewald, Siegwald and Sigwald. These names tend to be more commonly used than Griswald.

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