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Griffin Name Generator & Backstories

There was a terrifying screech from above the party, and suddenly the shape that had been stalking them for days revealed itself: Deipneus the Griffin. They all screamed and took cover and swooped down towards them.

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Fearsome creatures that are part lion and part eagle, griffins make an exciting addition to any fantasy story. Here’s how to think up some names for your very own.

Good Griffin Names

Good griffin names tend to reference the origins of the creatures from Greek mythology, whilst also being descriptive about their physical or personality traits.

  • Cyamites
  • Deipneus
  • Darkplume
  • Forestclaw
  • Wormwings
  • Crowntalon
  • Arnborg
  • Arlie
  • BeakyJo
  • Enyalius
  • Skeiron
  • Comus


Darkfeather the Griffin was an enormous clan leader who was powerful enough to unite a clan under him of almost 50 strong.

  • Misttalon
  • Dreamquills
  • Wormfeather
  • Yutussal
  • Chicken
  • Branwen
  • Menoetius
  • Aparctias
  • Sunbreath
  • Rainplume


Lunarnail was the esteemed mount of the moon elf princess Raenni, accompanying her into battle against the nefarious drow.

  • Shadowbill
  • Taz
  • Buddy
  • Kynthia
  • Aristaeus
  • Attis
  • Apheliotes
  • Murkquills
  • Forestbreath
  • Dreambreath
  • Moonclaw
  • Heron


Tweety is the rather unfortunately named companion of the famous bard Dandey, who taught him to join in with his songs.

  • Cameo
  • Hermes
  • Hymenaios
  • Astraeus
  • Silverquills
  • Crownfeather
  • Mistwing
  • Softquills
  • Jesse James
  • Takeshi
  • Perses


Triton was the name of a Griffin who make its nest in the cliff high above the pirate city of Luskan, where sailors would feed it for good luck.

  • Aether
  • Brightplume
  • Marshnail
  • Goldwing
  • Thundertalon
  • Buzby
  • Misty
  • Akulina
  • Glaucus
  • Lightningclaw
  • Goldquill


Duskspike is a griffin who has never been tamed, nesting atop the Aola Eerie, with countless would-be heroes dead at its feet.

  • Grimspike
  • Colm
  • HootHoot
  • Tasty
  • Syntribos
  • Chrysus
  • Ghostplume
  • Mountainbeak
  • Nightmarespike
  • Angelnail
  • Andor
  • Xavea
  • Thunderwear
  • Rubles

That concludes our list of Griffin names list, we hope there was something that you found inspiring for your own games here. Please do share this list around if you found it useful!

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Cassidy Ferrari
D&D is a creative practice for me, in which I can explore everything from the surreal to the divine. I like to use names as a storytelling device, so every interaction helps players to build a stronger mental image of the world. I hope that my articles for Codex Nomina help you have more fun with fantasy names!

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