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Griffin Name Information

This eMedTV article provides a detailed overview of the name Griffin, including its origin and meaning. The griffin (griffon or gryphon) is a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head and often wings of an eagle. As the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle was the king of the birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. Griffins are normally known for guarding treasure. In antiquity it was a symbol of divine power and a guardian of the divine.

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Meanings and Variations

Griffin is from Latin meaning Hooked nose.
Alternates for Griffin include: Griff, Griffie, Griffy, Finn, Finny, and Griffon
See Also: Griffith
Griffin is associated with these categories: Place
Famous people named Griffin
Griffin Boyette Bell, Attorney: American lawyer and former Attorney General. He served as the nation's 72nd Attorney General during the Jimmy Carter administration. He was an attorney with the law firm King & Spalding.
Famous Children Named Griffin
Given name: Griffin Thomas
Father: Joseph "Joey" Mulrey McIntyre, Singer
Mother: Barrett

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