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What does Grant mean?

Grant \g-ra-nt\ as a boys' name is pronounced grant. It is of English and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Grant is "tall, big". A Scottish name. American President Ulysses S. Grant; painter Grant Wood; actor Hugh Grant.


Grant has 2 variants: Grantham and Grantley.

For more information, see also the related boy name Buell.


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. Census)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Brant, Geraint, Gerant and Grantly. These names tend to be less frequently used than Grant.