Griff name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: English and Welsh
Usage: English
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Griff g-ri-ff
Meaning: Hooked Nose, A Fox, Mythological Beast, Griffin, Strong Chief, Fierce Warrior, Lord and Prince
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What does Griff mean?

Infrequent boy name Griff is originated from Welsh and English is used commonly in English. Griff is derivation of Griffin. Also Griffin is equivalent of Griffith in English language. Atypical Griffin prevalently is used in English and Welsh, meaning of Griffin is "Griffin, A Fox and Hooked Nose" is rooted from Welsh and English.

Also. Griff is shortened form of Griffith.

How do I pronounce Griff?

Three syllabled Griff is pronounced as g-ri-ff.

How popular is the name Griff?

In England and Wales, Griff is a unique name where it has been in use since 1998 and has secured the place in top 900 names. Recently in 2017, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 818 on boy names chart when 39 babies were named Griff.

Over 277 people have been named Griff in England and Wales. Griff is an uncommon baby name in United States, although it has been in use since 1923 but could not make beyond the top 3000.

Over 234 babies in United States have been named Griff.

Also, Griff is a familiar name in England. As per our estimate, over 1000 people has been named Griff globally.

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What numerology tells about Griff?

Your lively spirit and energy is commended by people. You always care more about other people's well-being and never find time to check how you are doing. Going public makes you feel nervous but it's not something that you can't overcome. Your persistence is what got you where you are in first place. You are sensitive, humane and compassionate by nature. You are known by your elegant style because you spend a lot of time on buying clothes and keep up with fashion.

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Sibling Names for Griff

Choosing a name for your baby can be overwhelming, especially if you're looking for something unique and meaningful. If you've decided on the name "Griff" but need inspiration on a sibling name to complement it, we've got you covered. Here are some ideas that will help you find the perfect match for your little Griff.

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Famous people named Griff

  • Griff Williams, American painter, publisher, art instructor
  • Griff Rhys Jones, Welsh comedian, writer
  • Griffin Kimble in The Lovers as Actress
  • Griff Barnett acted in movie Apartment for Peggy


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