Gender: Male Meaning of Griffin: "strong lord" Origin of Griffin: Welsh, variation of Griffith Griffin's Popularity in 2019: #232

Griffin Origin and Meaning

The name Griffin is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "strong lord".

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).

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Rank in US: #232

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