What does Gryphon mean?
Gryphon /gry-phon/ as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Gryphon is "hooked nose". Gryphon is a version, with the prefix Gry-, of Griffin (Latin): in Greek mythology and medieval legend.
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. Other variants, like Gryffin, are seldom used. This form of Gryphon was at the top of its popularity in 1998 (adoption of 0.79%) and is almost as common today (adoption 0.76%, ▼3.3%). Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Gryphon and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Girvon. Like Gryphon, this name is not commonly used.