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What does Graig mean?

Graig Pronunciation of Graig [graig] as a boys' name. The meaning of Graig is "watchful, vigilant". Graig is an alternate form of Gregory (Latin, Greek).


Graig has 3 variants: Greg, Gregg and Greig.

2 more alternative forms via Gregory: Greer and Grigor.

Creative forms:
(male) Garaig, Gwaig, ..

(female) Graga, Graige, ..

Middle name pairings:
Graig Tyrus (G.T.), ..

How popular is Graig?

Graig is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1196 out of 1220, Top 98%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#29142 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Graig was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top rank of #1294 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Graig name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Graig are Gregory (#346 last year), Greig, Gregg and Greg. Other forms, like Grigor, are uncommon. These forms of Graig were at the height of their popularity 55 years ago (average #793) and have become significantly less popular since (#1669, down 95.8%), with forms such as Greg becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Graig, Greg, Gregg, Gregory, Greig in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Craig, Gaige, Gail, Gair, Grady, Graidy, Gram, Grange, Grant, Gray, Graye, Haig and Kraig. These names tend to be less commonly used than Graig.

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