Griffin

Griffin - A very unique male name



  Aug 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Griffin, meaning strong lord, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1914 on position #1386. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Griffin and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Griffin? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Griffin. The baby boy name Griffin was given to 1,621 baby boys in 2012, ranking #220 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,012 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Griffin peaked in popularity 21 years ago in 1998 on position 214.



Famous with this name

Douglas M. Griffin
Kelcy Griffin
Griffin Cleveland


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Griffin is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Griffin is currently topping the baby name charts in South Dakota at position #99 - and is the least popular in Nevada at position #367.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Griffin is where you live.


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Griffin origin and meaning

Griffin is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means strong lord. To see famous people named Griffin, pop culture references for the name Griffin and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Griffin

We've found the following names that sound similar to Griffin, sorted by popularity.

Griffen / Garvin / Gryphon /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012220
2011226
2010231
2009232
2008242
2007242
2006256
2005244
2004239
2003225
2002228
2001238
2000234
1999219
1998214
1997228
1996283
1995354
1994405
1993483
1992577
1991640
1990615
1989633
1988614
1987588
1986805
1985716
19841088
19831175
19822097
19812067
19802274
19791409
19781225
19771568
19761586
19691720
19641655
19541403
19461582
19391500
19281335
19251596
19211849
19191773
19181716
19141386

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
South Dakota99
Vermont107
Minnesota107
New Hampshire120
Iowa123
Ohio123
Wisconsin128
Maine130
Massachusetts135
Connecticut135
Michigan157
Utah158
Tennessee162
Rhode Island165
Idaho170
Oregon171
Illinois176
Nebraska195
Kentucky195
Pennsylvania201
Indiana202
South Carolina206
Arkansas213
Alabama215
Oklahoma220
Washington224
Maryland224
Virginia227
West Virginia227
Montana233
North Carolina236
New York237
Missouri250
Kansas255
Colorado256
North Dakota259
New Jersey264
Louisiana268
Hawaii268
Georgia281
Florida305
California306
Arizona347
Texas360
Mississippi361
Nevada367

Even more about Griffin


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Griffin a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Griffin?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1998
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Griffin
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,012
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1914
2012 births +1,621

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