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Gender: M Meaning of Griffin: "strong lord" Origin of Griffin: Welsh, variation of Griffith Griffin's Popularity in 2013: #225

Griffin is one of the newer and most appealing of the two-syllable Celtic surnames (also the name of a mythological creature, half eagle, half lion). It entered the list in 1983 after an absence of 75+ years, and has been climbing ever since, now at Number 225.

Brendan Fraser, Teri Polo and Joey McIntyre all chose Griffin for their sons. Actor Griffin Dunne's mother's maiden name was Griffin. Another well-known bearer was Griffin Bell, Jimmy Carter's Attorney General.

Also worth considering: the original classic Welsh Griffith.

Famous People Named Griffin

Griffin Patrick O'Neal, American actor
Griffin Arthur Fraser, son of actor Brendan Fraser
Griffin Thomas McIntyre, son of musician Joey McIntyre
Griffin Moore, son of actor Teri Polo
Griffin Steinfeld, NASCAR driver and brother of actress Hailee Steinfeld
Griffin Dunne, American actor
Griffin Musk, son of billionaire Elon Musk
Griffin Gluck, American child actor

Pop Culture References for the Name Griffin

Griffin, a character in Peg Kheret's "Swindled"
Griffin Holbrook, a character on "Party of Five" (played by Jeremy London)
Character on "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"
The main family from "Family Guy" is named The Griffins (Peter Griffin, Lois Griffin, etc.).
Sir Griffin Tewitt, fiance of Lucinda Roanoke in "The Eustace Diamonds" (1873) by Anthony Trollope
Griffin "Griff" Hawkins, character on Boy Meets World
Clarke Griffin from The 100 on the CW network

Griff, Griffen, Griffon, Gryffen, Gryffin, Gryffon, Gryphon

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