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What does Gruffydd mean?

Gruffydd Pronunciation of Gruffydd [gruffy-dd] as a name for boys has its roots in Latin and Welsh, and the name Gruffydd means "hooked nose; lord, prince". Gruffydd is an alternate form of Griffin (Latin): in Greek mythology and medieval legend. Gruffydd is also a form of Griffith (Welsh): anglicized version of Gruffudd.

Associated with: prince (king).


Gruffydd has 2 variants: Griffudd and Gruffud.

1 more relation via Griffin, Griffith: Griffyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Garfydd, Gruffyd, ..

(female) Gruffreya, Gruffyne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gruffydd Ari (G.A.), ..

How popular is Gruffydd?

Gruffydd is an uncommon first name for men. Gruffydd is a unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Gruffydd (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Griffin (#236 the previous year) and Griffith. These forms of Gruffydd were at the height of their popularity in the year 2012 (average #1109) and have remained as popular to this day (#1118, down 3.4%). Griffin is the firm favorite. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Dafydd, Giffard (see Gifford), Gifferd (see Gifford), Gifford, Griff, Griffen, Griffon, Gryffen, Gryffin and Gyfford (see Gifford). Like Gruffydd, these names are not frequently used.

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in meaning and etymology.