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.
(male) Garphon, Gryfin, ..
(female) Grycon, Gryvan, ..
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)
Griffen and Griffin (#241 a year ago) are the prominent alternative forms of Gryphon (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Griffyn, are seldom used. These forms of Gryphon were at the top of their popularity 2 years ago (adoption of 0.1%) and have remained as common to this day (adoption 0.1%, ▼8.4%). Griffin is the most chic boy name among these. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Gryphon and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Recommended names are Aryon, Bryon▼, Bryson▲, Gaylon, Gershon, Graydon, Grayson▲, Grayton, Greydon, Greyson▲, Grygor, Guryon, Oryon, Stephon▼, Tychon and Typhoon. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gryphon.