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Griffin Name Popularity

How popular is the name Griffin? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 1,225 5 0.0007%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 1,440 5 0.0005%
1919 1,502 5 0.0005%
1920 0 0%
1921 1,549 5 0.0004%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 1,397 6 0.0005%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 1,234 10 0.0009%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 1,428 5 0.0005%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 1,419 5 0.0003%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 1,354 7 0.0004%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 1,535 5 0.0003%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 0 0%
1969 1,722 5 0.0003%
1970 0 0%
1971 0 0%
1972 0 0%
1973 0 0%
1974 0 0%
1975 0 0%
1976 1,488 10 0.0008%
1977 1,497 11 0.0008%
1978 1,184 21 0.0016%
1979 1,356 16 0.0011%
1980 2,092 5 0.0003%
1981 1,787 6 0.0004%
1982 1,933 6 0.0004%
1983 1,140 27 0.0018%
1984 1,064 32 0.0022%
1985 716 105 0.0069%
1986 801 81 0.0054%
1987 587 191 0.0125%
1988 615 190 0.0122%
1989 627 199 0.0123%
1990 614 224 0.0135%
1991 635 211 0.0129%
1992 574 273 0.0171%
1993 484 392 0.0251%
1994 405 525 0.0342%
1995 354 648 0.043%
1996 283 952 0.0636%
1997 228 1,340 0.0906%
1998 214 1,471 0.0983%
1999 219 1,525 0.1018%
2000 234 1,437 0.0941%
2001 238 1,404 0.0932%
2002 228 1,450 0.0968%
2003 225 1,519 0.0998%
2004 239 1,372 0.09%
2005 244 1,361 0.089%
2006 256 1,335 0.0853%
2007 243 1,463 0.0927%
2008 243 1,492 0.0965%
2009 232 1,543 0.1032%
2010 232 1,503 0.1043%
2011 226 1,569 0.1101%
2012 220 1,634 0.1147%
2013 223 1,612 0.1132%
2014 237 1,530 0.105%
2015 234 1,597 0.1098%
2016 227 1,684 0.1168%
2017 242 1,491 0.1068%
2018 222 1,649 0.12%
2019 229 1,600 0.1182%

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What names are variants of Griffin?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Griffin.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Griff

Hooked nose

Latin

Griffen

Hooked nose

Latin

Griffon

Hooked nose

Latin

Gryffen

Hooked nose

Latin

Gryffin

Hooked nose

Latin

Gryphon

Hooked nose

Latin


What names sound like Griffin?

If you like how Griffin sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Griffin.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Garvin

Spear-friend

English

Girvan

Small rough one

Irish

Girven

Small rough one

Irish

Girvin

Small rough one

Irish

Girvon

Small rough one

Irish


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Siblings of Griffin

Mamas with kids named Griffin also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
McKenna

Son of Cionaodh

Gaelic

Teagan

Little Poet

Irish

Brynn

Hilled area

Welsh

Cadence

With rhythm

Latin

Barrett

Quarrelsome

English

Paloma

Dove

Latin

Grace

Gracious one

English

7 Comments

  1. Griffin noble and beautiful like Big Brother Finn

  2. We didn’t have a name picked out for sure until our babe made his appearance. I loved Griffin for the strong sound it makes and I could see myself yelling it or hear someone announcing it as my son gets older. It also isn’t super popular.

  3. We choose the name for two main reasons. I’m from Wales/England and so I had always liked the idea of using a Welsh name, and had for a long time really liked Griffith. My husband is American so suggested the more Americanized version, Griffin. A friend pointed out in a joking way (before we had told anyone what names we were considering) that we were having a little baby Gryphon as the national animal of the US is an eagle and the national animal of England is a lion and a Gryphon is part eagle, part lion. That kind of felt like fate so we went with it! It really suits my son and I like both Griff and Finn as nicknames though we do tend to call him Griffin most the time. My only dislike is that it is a little similar to Gryffindor, I like Harry Potter but hope he doesn’t get teased for it as he gets older.

  4. For my fifth baby, I knew I wanted a name that ended in “n” like the other four babies. At eight months pregnant, we still had not agreed on a name. However my husband and four sons all unanimously wanted to name the fifth boy Griffin. Although it was not on my list, I decided to let them name the baby. It made me feel good to see them all so excited about the baby. The name has definitely grown on me, and I love to call the baby “Fin“.

  5. My maiden name 🙂

  6. We chose Griffin because we wanted another “strong” name like his brother Barrett and the Welsh meaning we found was “strong lord” We love that is is uncommon and has no real nicknames since we try to avoid them. I dislike that even I can him Griff once in a while. 🙂

  7. We love Griffin because it’s a Welsh name without too many consonants. Ha! And we love the lion/eagle hybrid too.


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