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Griffin

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How popular is the baby name Griffin in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 6 0 6
1882 5 0 5
1884 7 0 7
1885 5 0 5
1887 5 0 5
1889 7 0 7
1890 7 0 7
1891 6 0 6
1892 5 0 5
1894 5 0 5
1896 5 0 5
1897 6 0 6
1898 6 0 6
1900 7 0 7
1901 8 0 8
1902 6 0 6
1903 9 0 9
1904 5 0 5
1905 9 0 9
1906 9 0 9
1908 8 0 8
1910 8 0 8
1911 11 0 11
1912 14 0 14
1913 14 0 14
1914 22 0 22
1915 16 0 16
1916 19 0 19
1917 23 0 23
1918 23 0 23
1919 25 0 25
1920 24 0 24
1921 23 0 23
1922 18 0 18
1923 22 0 22
1924 23 0 23
1925 23 0 23
1926 25 0 25
1927 15 0 15
1928 26 0 26
1929 23 0 23
1930 13 0 13
1931 12 0 12
1932 14 0 14
1933 19 0 19
1934 17 0 17
1935 18 0 18
1936 12 0 12
1937 17 0 17
1938 12 0 12
1939 15 0 15
1940 17 0 17
1941 19 0 19
1942 13 0 13
1943 17 0 17
1944 16 0 16
1945 11 0 11
1946 23 0 23
1947 22 0 22
1948 20 0 20
1949 19 0 19
1950 14 0 14
1951 18 0 18
1952 19 0 19
1953 15 0 15
1954 21 0 21
1955 24 0 24
1956 13 0 13
1957 18 0 18
1958 19 0 19
1959 21 0 21
1960 14 0 14
1961 15 0 15
1962 13 0 13
1963 17 0 17
1964 15 0 15
1965 15 0 15
1966 11 0 11
1967 17 0 17
1968 14 0 14
1969 30 0 30
1970 16 0 16
1971 19 0 19
1972 12 0 12
1973 19 0 19
1974 23 0 23
1975 30 0 30
1976 56 0 56
1977 62 0 62
1978 64 0 64
1979 72 5 67
1980 67 8 59
1981 52 7 45
1982 62 6 56
1983 85 5 80
1984 90 9 81
1985 154 6 148
1986 144 0 144
1987 261 10 251
1988 242 10 232
1989 261 13 248
1990 289 12 277
1991 266 7 259
1992 339 10 329
1993 454 22 432
1994 588 22 566
1995 701 12 689
1996 1,015 24 991
1997 1,401 37 1,364
1998 1,508 17 1,491
1999 1,559 14 1,545
2000 1,482 14 1,468
2001 1,434 16 1,418
2002 1,487 15 1,472
2003 1,553 18 1,535
2004 1,404 19 1,385
2005 1,391 17 1,374
2006 1,368 16 1,352
2007 1,509 24 1,485
2008 1,517 13 1,504
2009 1,572 15 1,557
2010 1,535 18 1,517
2011 1,589 11 1,578
2012 1,668 17 1,651
2013 1,639 17 1,622
2014 1,557 22 1,535
2015 1,623 22 1,601

Want to know about the popularity of the Griffin baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 35,441 babies born with the name Griffin in the United States. That's more than enough Griffins to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Griffin" was in 2012 with a total of 1,651 babies. (That's a lot of baby Griffins)

According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Griffin" ranks #95 in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 14 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 2012. Across the entire United States a total of 1,668 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Griffin" mean? The list below shows the origins of Griffin as well as things modernly associated with the name Griffin such as celebrities named Griffin.

Welsh

Origin and Meaning of Griffin

The name "Griffin" is of Welsh origin, and it means "From Gryphon - a Fabled Monster". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Grif"fin
An Anglo-Indian name for a person just arrived from Europe.
noun
Senses
  1. [Myth] A fabulous monster, half lion and half eagle. It is often represented in Grecian and Roman works of art.
  2. [Her] A representation of this creature as an heraldic charge.
  3. [Zoöl] A species of large vulture (Gyps fulvus) found in the mountainous parts of Southern Europe, North Africa, and Asia Minor; -- called also gripe, and grype. It is supposed to be the “ eagle” of the Bible. The bearded griffin is the lammergeir. Alt. spell.: gryphon
  4. An English early apple.

Etymology: OE. griffin griffon griffoun, F. griffon, fr. L. gryphus, equiv to gryps, Gr. �; -- so called because of the hooked beak, and akin to grypo`s curved, hook-nosed

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Winged monster with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion

Griffin Dunne

Griffin Dunne is an actor, producer, and director with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1975 to present. Griffin was born in 1955 as Thomas Griffin Dunne in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

G is for glitter, the spark that is you.

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

F is for festive, the youth of your spirit.

F is for fulfill, satisfy your needs.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Niffirg". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rnfgifi". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Griffin born Aug 7, 1992

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Africa approximately on 1425. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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