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What does Grant mean?

Grant /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: gaelic, big (great), scottish, surname, wood (tree)


Grant has 2 variants: Grantham and Grantley.

Affiliated boy name: Buell.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Graind, Grind, ..

(female) Grana, Grany, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name history of Grant for boys. Grant reached its top rank of #115 in the U.S. in 1997, and is currently at #155. (2014 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.

Displayed below is a comparison of the history of the boy name Grant and affiliated names. Buell is the only other popular varying form of Grant (#155 from current records) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Grant was at its highest 17 years ago (average #1057) and is almost as conventional today (#1077, down 21.5%). Grant is the most fashionable name for newborns in this list.

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 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.