Meaning and Origin of: Griffon

Boy name origins & meanings

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

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : from a diminutive of Old French griffe ‘claw’, hence a nickname for a grasping or vicious person, or perhaps for someone with a deformed or otherwise remarkable hand.