The name Griffin is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "strong lord". Griffin is ranked #229 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Baby Names That Mean Strong and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".
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 entered the list in 1983 after an absence of 75+ years, and has been climbing ever since, now at Number 229.
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).