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Gender: M Meaning of Griffin: "strong lord" Origin of Griffin: Welsh, variation of Griffith Griffin's Popularity in 2015: #236

Griffin is one of the newer and most appealing of the two-syllable Celtic surnames. In English, griffin is 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 236.

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 Gruffudd (dd=th).

Famous People Named Griffin

Griffin Boyette Bell, 72nd U.S. Attorney General
Griffin Patrick O'Neal, American actor; son of actors Ryan O'Neal and Joanna Moore
Griffin Steinfeld, NASCAR driver; brother of actress Hailee Steinfeld
(Thomas) Griffin Dunne, American actor
Griffin Reinhart, Canadian ice hockey player; son of ice hockey player Paul Reinhart
Griffin Gluck, American child actor
Griffin Arthur Fraser (b. 2002), son of actor Brendan Fraser
Griffin Thomas McIntyre (b. 2007), son of singer Joey McIntyre
Griffin Moore (b. 2002), son of actress Teri Polo and Anthony Moore
Griffin Musk, son of business mogul Elon Musk
Griffin Levitan, son of TV writer/director Steven Levitan
Griffin Parker Taylor (b. 2002), son of singer Corey Taylor of Slipknot
Griffin Brown, son of photographer Scarlet Page and Tom Brown; grandson of guitarist Jimmy Page
Griffin Brandon Bonnar, son of mixed martial artist Stephan Bonnar
Griffin Perry (b. 1983), son of politician Rick Perry
Griffin Alstott, son of NFL player Mike Alstott
Griffin Roland Sands (b. 2015), son of actor Stark Sands
Griffin Kauffman (b. 2009), son of actress Leigh-Allyn Baker and Keith Kauffman

Pop Culture References for the name Griffin

Griffin Holbrook, a character on TV's "Party of Five"
Griffin, character on TV's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"
Sir Griffin Tewitt, fiance of Lucinda Roanoke in "The Eustace Diamonds" (1873) by Anthony Trollope
Dr. Griffin, main character in H.G. Wells' "The Invisible Man"
Griffin "Griff" Hawkins, character on TV's "Boy Meets World"
Griffin Conner, character from the tv show Remedy
Griffin, character on TV's "How to Get Away With Murder"
Griffin Vesey, character on TV's "Cosby"
Griffin Mill, lead character in 1992 film, "The Player"
Griffin Bing, main character in book and TV movie "Swindled"
Griffin Bowen, character in 2015 film "Poltergeist"
Griffin, character in "The Dead-Tossed Waves" by Carrie Ryan
Griffin Grey, character on TV's "The Flash"
Griffin, family name on TV's "Family Guy"
Clarke Griffin, female character on TV's "The 100"

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