The name Griffin is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "strong lord". Griffin is ranked #243 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Powerful Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop Your Least Favorite - B/G Twins with middles".
From the experts:
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 re-entered the list in 1983 after an absence of 75+ years.
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).