Gender Masculine
Usage Welsh
Pronounced Pron. GRI-fidh
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Meaning & History

From the Old Welsh name Grifud, the second element deriving from Old Welsh iudd "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.

Related Names

DiminutiveGuto
Other Languages & CulturesGriffin(English) Grifud(Old Welsh)
Surname DescendantsGriffin, Griffith, Griffiths(Welsh)

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Entry updated January 21, 2022