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Meaning and name origin

Gryphon \g-ry-phon\ as a boy's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Gryphon is "hooked nose". Gryphon is a variant of Griffin (Latin): in Greek mythology and medieval legend, the Gryphon was a fierce creature with the foreparts of an eagle (hence the hooked nose) and the hindquarters of a lion.

Gryphon has 4 variant forms: Griffen, Griffon, Gryffen, Gryffin.


Gryphon is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Gryphon and its variant forms. The only variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Griffin. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Griffin in U.S.

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


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