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pinWhat does Grainne mean?

Grainne /grain-ne/ [1 syll.] 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.


Grainne has 4 variants: Grainne, Grainnia, Grania and Granya.

Grainne has 29 more alternative forms via Grace: Engracia, Eugracia, Gracee, Gracella, Gracelynn, Gracelynne, Gracey, Gracia, Graciana, Gracie, Graciela, Graciella, Gracielle, Gracieuse, Gracija, Gracilia, Gracina, Gracious, Grata, Gratia, Gratiana, Gratiela, Gratiella, Grayce, Grazia, Graziella, Grazina, Graziosa and Grazyna.

Kreatif forms: Grainge, Grainni, Grainve. [more]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Grainne name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Grainne outside U.S.

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Grainne and affiliated names. Grace (#21 a year ago), Gracelynn (#452), Gracie (#162), Graciela and Grayce are the prominent alternative forms of Grainne. Usage of these girl names is at its most widespread today (usage of 0.3942%), except for the versions Graciela and Grayce which have become less stylish. Grace (#21), Gracelynn (#452) and Gracie (#162) are three of the more chic names for newborns among these, and there is also a rekindling in baby name usage for Grace and Gracie. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Grace, Gracelynn, Gracie, Graciela, Grayce in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Grainne, Grace, Gracie outside U.S.