Meaning and Origin of: Griffith

Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : A mythological beast—half lion, half eagle—charged with watching over golden treasures
  • Latin : Hooked nose
  • Welsh : Red, ruddy
  • Welsh : Fierce chief

Family name origins & meanings

  • Welsh : from the Old Welsh personal name Gruffudd, Old WelshGrip(p)iud, composed of the elements grip, of uncertain significance, + iud ‘chief’, ‘lord’.

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