Welsh, variation of Griffith
"strong lord"

Griffin Origin and Meaning

The name Griffin is both a boy's name and a girl'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).
# 232 in the US

Griffin Rank in US Top 1000

Griffin Popularity

20 Names Similar to Griffin

These 20 names were selected by our users that were looking for other names like Griffin.

Famous People Named Griffin

  • Griffin Boyette Bell72nd U.S. Attorney General
  • Griffin SteinfeldAmerican NASCAR driver; brother of actress Hailee Steinfeld
  • (Thomas) Griffin DunneAmerican actor
  • Griffin Claude Beresford Dauphin NewmanAmerican actor
  • Griffin ReinhartCanadian ice hockey player; son of ice hockey player Paul Reinhart
  • Griffin Andrew McElroyAmerican podcaster
  • Griffin GluckAmerican child actor
  • Griffin Patrick O'NealAmerican actor; son of actors Ryan O'Neal and Joanna Moore
  • Griffin Perry(b. 1984) son of politician Rick Perry
  • Griffin Levitanson of TV writer/director Steven Levitan
  • Griffin Alstott (b. 1997)son of NFL player Mike Alstott
  • Griffin Arthur Fraser (b. 2002)son of actor Brendan Fraser
  • Griffin Moore (b. 2002)son of actress Teri Polo and Anthony Moore
  • Griffin Parker Taylor (b. 2002)son of singer Corey Taylor of Slipknot
  • Griffin Musk (b. 2004)son of business mogul Elon Musk; twin of brother Xavier
  • Griffin Brandon Bonnarson of mixed martial artist Stephan Bonnar
  • Griffin Thomas McIntyre (b. 2007)son of singer Joey McIntyre
  • Griffin Kauffman (b. 2009)son of actress Leigh,Allyn Baker and Keith Kauffman
  • Griffin Brown (b. 2011)son of photographer Scarlet Page and Tom Brown; grandson of guitarist Jimmy Page
  • Griffin Roland Sands (b. 2015)son of actor Stark Sands

Griffin in Pop Culture

  • Griffin Holbrooka character on TV's "Party of Five"
  • Griffincharacter on TV's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"
  • Sir Griffin Tewittfiance of Lucinda Roanoke in "The Eustace Diamonds" (1873) by Anthony Trollope
  • Dr. Griffinmain character in H.G. Wells' "The Invisible Man"
  • Griffin "Griff" Hawkinscharacter on TV's "Boy Meets World"
  • Griffin Connercharacter from the tv show Remedy
  • Griffincharacter on TV's "How to Get Away With Murder"
  • Griffin Veseycharacter on TV's "Cosby"
  • Griffin Milllead character in 1992 film, "The Player"
  • Griffin Bingmain character in book and TV movie "Swindled"
  • Griffin Bowencharacter in 2015 film "Poltergeist"
  • Griffin Altocharacter in "Sims" series
  • Griffincharacter in "The Dead,Tossed Waves" by Carrie Ryan
  • Griffin Greycharacter on TV's "The Flash"
  • Griffin Foleycharacter in novel "Belzhar"
  • Griffinfamily name on TV's "Family Guy"
  • Clarke Griffincharacter on The CW's "The 100"
  • Griffin Jenningsprotagonist of Adam Silvera's 'History Is All You Left Me'