What does Grainne mean?
Grainne /grain-ne/ as a girls' name is pronounced graw-nya, gron-nya. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin. May be derived from Irish grán meaning "grain, corn". An ancient Irish name, once that of a harvest goddess. In Irish legend Gráinne was a princess, the daughter of King Cormac. The name is sometimes anglicized as Grace.
How popular is Grainne?
Grainne is an unusual given name for females. Grainne is an equivalently uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Grainne for girls. Grainne reached its peak position of #49 in Ireland in the year 1999, but is not listed currently. (Top 100 Baby Names Records, 2013)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Grainne and affiliated names. Grace (#21 a year ago), Gracie (#162) and Grayce are the prominent alternative forms of Grainne. Usage of these relations of Grainne was well-received during the years 1890-1899 (average #490) and is almost as widespread today (#545, 10.9% less), but with the version Grayce becoming less stylish. Grace is more universally found than the rest, although Gracie appears to be gaining favor too. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Suggested similar baby names are Alaine, Arianne, Arinne, Brayne, Breanne, Brianne, Brienne, Bryanne, Devinne, Dianne, Erinne, Erline, Erminne, Evanne, Gaile, Gerianne, Ginna, Gwinne, Janne, Jeanne, Jeraine, Korinne, Leraine, Reanne and Shaine. These names tend to be more frequently used than Grainne.