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 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 popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Griffin (#241). (2014 statistics).