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What does Grant mean?

Grant Pronunciation of Grant as a boys' name is pronounced grant. It is of English and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Grant is "tall, big". A Scottish surname from grand. American President Ulysses S. Grant; painter Grant Wood; actor Hugh Grant.

ASSOCIATED WITH Gra-, gaelic, big (great), scottish, surname, wood (tree)


VARIANTS Grantham, Grantley


(male) Grind, ..

(female) Grana, ..

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How popular is Grant?

Grant is a very popular first name for men (#343 out of 1220, Top 28%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#192 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Grant reached its top rank of #115 in the U.S. in 1997, and is currently at #177. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Buell is the only other popular varying form of Grant (#177 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Grant was at its highest 18 years ago (AVERAGE #1057) and is somewhat less today (#1088, DOWN 29.7%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Grant, Buell in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Brannt (see Brant), Brant, Brent, Briant, Bryant, Durant, Galt, Garan, Geraint, Gerant, Gian, Goran, Grady, Graig, Gram, Grange, Grantly, Gray, Graye, Gyan, Jerant, Lorant and Trent. These names tend to be less frequently used than Grant.

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