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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Griffon

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Grif"fon
One of a European breed of rough-coated dogs, somewhat taller than the setter and of a grizzly liver color. They are used in hunting game birds. The Brussels griffon is a very small, wiry-coated, short-nosed pet dog of Belgian origin.

Etymology: F

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Large vulture of southern Europe and northern Africa having pale plumage with black wings
  2. Breed of medium-sized long-headed dogs with downy undercoat and harsh wiry outer coat; originated in Holland but largely developed in France
  3. Breed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzle
  4. Winged monster with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion
Wiktionary

See griffin.

  1. Alternative form of griffin (legendary creature)
  2. A breed of dog usually called the Brussels Griffon, reminiscent of the legendary creature.
  3. griffon vulture

griffon was also found in the following language(s): Norman and Old French

Notable Persons Named Griffon

Griffon Ramsey is a in the field of sculpture. Griffon was born on April 23rd, 1980 in Eugene, Oregon.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Griffon

Blain Michael "Moon" Griffon is a radio talk show host, radio, and radiotalk showhost. Blain was born on May 16th, 1961 in Louisiana, USA. Blain is also known as Blain Michael Griffon.

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Popularity of Griffon as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Griffon U.S.
  White 76.43% 64.26%
  African American 17.14% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.62% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.10% 16.26%

Of Last Name Griffon

People with the last name Griffon are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Griffon

  • How Popular is the name Griffon? Griffon is the 27,924th most popular name of all time. As a last name Griffon was the 49,914th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Griffon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 185 babies born with the first name Griffon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Griffon to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Griffon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1995 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Griffon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Griffon is Friday, September 29th, 1911.
  • What year had the most people named Griffon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Griffon was in 2010 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Griffon: Your name in reverse order is Noffirg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fonfigr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Griffon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 420 people with the last name Griffon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Griffon? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Griffon as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.