Gender Masculine
Usage Welsh
Pronounced Pron. GRI-fidh

Meaning & History

From the Old Welsh name Grippiud, 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.

Related Names

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


Entry updated November 16, 2019