Origin:Welsh, variation of Griffith
Description: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.
Description:More than 50 baby girls were named Griffin in the US last year, while the old Welsh name makes the Top 250 for boys.