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What does Gryphon mean?

Gryphon \g-ry-phon\ as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Gryphon is "hooked nose". Gryphon is a derivative of Griffin (Latin): in Greek mythology and medieval legend.


Gryphon has 4 variants: Griffen, Griffon, Gryffen and Gryffin.

Gryphon has 1 more alternative form via Griffin: Griff.


Gryphon is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Gryphon is an equally unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Griffin (#241 a year ago) is the only prominent alternative form of Gryphon (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the top of their popularity in 1998 (usage of 0.785%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.759%, down 3.3%). Griffin (#241) is the most chic boy name among these. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Gryphon and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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