First name origins & meanings:
- English: A mythological beast—half lion, half eagle—charged with watching over golden treasures
- Latin: Hooked nose
- Welsh: Red, ruddy
First name variations: Gryphon, Gryffin, Gryffyn, Gryffith
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: topographic name for someone living near a pit or
hollow, from Old Norse gryfja ‘pit’, ‘hollow’, or a
habitational name from Griff in Warwickshire, Griffe in Derbyshire, or
Griff Farm in Rievaulx, North Yorkshire, all probably named with this
- Welsh: short form of Griffith.
also a reduced form of Irish McGriff.
- German: variant of
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