What does Grainne mean?
Grainne [grainne] 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.
(female) Graini, Grainni, ..
(male) Grainge, Grainner, ..
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 statistics of Grainne for girls. Grainne reached its peak position of #49 in Ireland in the year 1999, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Grainne and affiliated names. Grace (#19 a year ago), Gracee, Gracie (#165) and Grayce are the prominent alternative forms of Grainne. Usage of these relations of Grainne was well-received during the years 1880-1889 (average #1008) and is somewhat lower today (#1236, 50.8% less usage), with the version Grayce becoming less stylish.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Alaine, Arachne, Arakne (see Arachne), Ariane, Arianne, Arinne, Arline▼, Brayne, Breanne▼, Breaunne, Brenne, Briane, Brianne▼, Brienne, Brione, Brionne, Bryanne, Brynne, Corinne▼, Corrinne, Deanne▼, Devinne, Dianne▼, Dyanne, Elaine▼, Erienne, Erinne, Erline, Ermine, Erminne (see Ermine), Evanne, Gaile, Geradine, Geralynne, Gerdine, Gerianne, Germaine▼, Giannine, Ginna, Ginnee, Ginnie, Glenne, Guinna, Gunne, Gwinna, Gwinne, Gwynne, Hanne, Igraine, Irmine, Jaine, Janne, Jeanne▼, Jeraine, Joanne▼, Korinne, Korrinne, Laraine, Leraine, Lianne, Loraine▼, Luanne▼, Minne, Norinne, Orane, Ozanne, Paine, Raine, Reanne, Rianne, Roanne, Ryanne, Shaine, Winne and Ygraine. These names tend to be more frequently used than Grainne.See names in meaning and etymology.