What does Gryphon mean?
Gryphon /gry-phon/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Gryphon is "hooked nose". Gryphon is a version of Griffin (Latin): in Greek mythology and medieval legend. Compare last name Groshon.
Gryphon has 1 more alternative form via Griffin: Griff.Kreatif forms: Garphon, Griphon, Gryphongha. [more]
How popular is Gryphon?
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 (not ranked) ranked in the Top 1000. Variants like Griff are seldom used. This boy name was at the top of its popularity in 1998 (usage of 0.785%) and is somewhat less popular today (usage 0.759%, ▼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)