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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.


Gryphon has 5 variants: Griffen, Griffon, Griffyn, Gryffen and Gryffin.

Kreatif forms:
(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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Griffen, Griffin in U.S.

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

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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.