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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Griffin

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Griffin in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Griffin:

  • Records indicate that 28,389 boys in the United States have been named Griffin since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 1,639 people in the U.S. were given the name Griffin. Those people are now 8 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Griffin

    92% Approval Rating
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      12 Positive Comments

  • "This is our son's name but we spell it Griffyn. We always get compliments and have only ever met 1 other boy with the same name." Aug. 25, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Griffyn, born in 1995. He's blonde and since the Griffyn guards the gold, it suits him. We all love it. People often comment that it's a great name. It's unusual without being odd." Jun. 14, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son is Griffin James. I like it because it's not commom, but people like it and it's easy to pronounce." Jul. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my first son's name, but we also spelled it Griffen. We just liked it better. he was born in 2000. He has never went to school with another Griffen, so everyone remembers his name." Jul. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my first sons name. He was born in 1999. Was the last name of his dads good friend from college. It was the first name we both liked so we ran with it. I really like it!!" Nov. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Griffin. Great name, uniquely his. Griffers, Grifster, Griffy, lots of nice little nick names for him!" Nov. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our first son's name is Griffin Garrison! He likes it, he is the only kid in his class with his name and it sounds very strong. It is becoming more and more popular now." Jun. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Griffin is a gangsta name!! My lil bros name is Griffin he b da best!!" Aug. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love this name. My brother's name is Griffin, and it's rarely misspelled or confused with anything else. He's a great guy." Jun. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it - son #1 is Griffin and he suits it. A Griffin can do anything!" Feb. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Griffen. Everyone makes comments when they hear his name, they love it. It is still pretty unusual as a first name so I'm happy." Jul. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Griffin in 1998. I love the name and rarely ever hear of it. He likes his name, too." Jan. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I think of that scruffy little barking dog - Good name - just not for a human." May. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "I'm 14. My name is spelled differently as "Gryffen". I like it a lot. I haven't been teased that much (except for the "Griffyndor" reference from Harry Potter.) A lot of people like my name, especially the spelling but I can imagine that a lot of people might also think it looks silly and might feel sorry for me. Despite that, I love being Gryffen." Jun. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son's name, but we spell it Gryffin. We get lots of compliments." Dec. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Named our son Griffin in'98. Not a popular name at the time some people get confused and refer to him as Gargoyle. A good strong name." Sep. 17, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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