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Gender: Male Meaning of Griffith: "strong lord" Origin of Griffith: Welsh

The name Griffith is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "strong lord". Griffith and is often added to lists like Unusual Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Welsh generation CAF".

From the experts:

A classic Welsh name, softer than the Irish Griffin, but its lispy ending makes it a bit more difficult to say -- and live with.

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Famous People Named Griffith

Griffith "Griff" Rhys Jones, Welsh comedian, writer, actor, television presenter and personality
Griffith Jenkins Griffith, Welsh-American industrialist and philanthropist of Griffith Park and the Griffith Observatory
Griffith Rutherford, Irish-born American Revolutionary general and politician
Griffith 'Giotto' Griffiths, Welsh rugby union player
Griffith Wynne Griffith, Welsh Presbyterian leader, academic and hymnist
Bill "Griffy" Griffith, American cartoonist
Andy Griffith, American actor
D.W. Griffith, American film director
Melanie Griffith, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Griffith

"The Andy Griffith Show," TV show starring
Griffith Park, Los Angeles
Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles
"Griffith Gaunt," 1866 novel by Charles Reade
Griffith, character in the manga and anime "Berserk"
Griffith University, school in Queensland, Australia

Gryfudd, Gryfith, Griffeth, Griffee, Griffy, Griffey, Giff, Gryfeth


Marizoot Says:


Like Griffin, but usable. Then again, I am a sucker for -th names.

Impwood Says:


The ending should actually be more like the "th" in "then" rather than in "thin", which is roughly how the "dd" of the original spelling is pronounced in Welsh. It's a beautiful name!

vintageluvs Says:


Even with its lipsy sound, I prefer Griffith to Griffin. Griffin, even though a real name, in my mind seems made-up, like a word name. Griffith is a real name in my mind. Not sure if I would ever use it, but I still love it! I need more Welsh names like this to add to my list!

MaryKathryn Says:


Can't decide if I like Griffin or Griffith more. Griffith is more unique.