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What does Gryffin mean?

Gryffin Pronunciation of Gryffin [gryf-fin] as a name for boys is of Latin derivation, and the meaning of the name Gryffin is "hooked nose". Gryffin is a variant form of Griffin (Latin): in Greek mythology and medieval legend.


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

2 more alternative forms via Griffin: Griff and Gruffud.

Creative forms:
(male) Gorfin, Grefin, ..

(female) Gryfana, Gryfna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gryffin Zahir (G.Z.), ..

How popular is Gryffin?

Gryffin is a rare first name for men. Gryffin is an equally rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Griffin (#236 from recent data) and Griffen are the prominent alternative forms of Gryffin (outside Top 2000). These forms of Gryffin were favored as baby names in the year 2012 (usage of 0.09%) and have remained as common to this day (usage 0.08%, down 3%). Griffin is the most trendy name for newborns here. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Brysin, Coffin, Gaylin, Geffen and Griffith. Like Gryffin, these names are not commonly used.

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