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What does Gruffud mean?

Gruffud Pronunciation of Gruffud [gruffud] as a name for boys is a Latin and Welsh name, and Gruffud means "hooked nose; lord, prince". Gruffud is an alternate spelling of Griffin (Latin): in Greek mythology and medieval legend. Gruffud is also a derivative of Griffith (Welsh): anglicized variation of Gruffudd.

Associated with: prince (king).


Gruffud has 2 variants: Griffudd and Gruffydd.

6 more alternative forms via Griffin, Griffith: Griff, Griffen, Griffon, Griffyn, Gryffen and Gryffin.

Creative forms:
(male) Garfud, Gorfud, ..


Middle name pairings:
Gruffud Branson (G.B.), ..

How popular is Gruffud?

Gruffud is a rare first name for men. Gruffud is a rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Griffen, Griffin (#236 via latest list) and Griffith are the prominent related forms of Gruffud (not ranked). Other variants, like Gryffin, are seldom used. These forms of Gruffud reached the peak of their popularity in 2012 (average #1406) and have remained as common to this day (#1412, 3.4%). Griffin is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns in this list. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arnaud, Arnoud, Drud (see Andrew), Galfrid, Geffen, Geoff, Geoffry, Geraud (see Gerald), Giffard (see Gifford), Gifferd (see Gifford), Gifford, Gilford, Giraud, Gjurd, Guntur, Gustus, Gutun, Guus and Gyfford (see Gifford). Like Gruffud, these names are not commonly used.

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