Gryphon Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Griffin:
Borrowed from the Welsh, Griffin is from Griffinus, a Latinate form of Griffith which was used in the Middle Ages. Griffith is a Welsh name of debated origin. Some believe it to be an Anglicized form of Gruffydd, the Welsh form of the Roman Rufus (red, ruddy). Others however, think the name is derived from the Old Welsh Grippiud (prince).
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We decided to use this spelling as it ends in the first 3 letters of our oldest son's name Phoenix and so they would both have mythological names Some people thought it was pronounced Greye-fin.
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