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GenderMasculine
UsageWelsh
PronouncedPron.GRIF-idh
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Meaning & History

From the Old Welsh name Griphiud, the second element deriving from Welsh udd "lord, prince" but the first element being of uncertain meaning (possibly cryf "strong"). This was a common name among medieval Welsh royalty. Gruffudd (or Gruffydd) ap Llywelyn was an 11th-century Welsh ruler who fought against England.
DiminutiveGuto
Other Languages & CulturesGriffin English

Categories

history, kings, royalty, strength, uncertain etymology
Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute