Meaning and Name Origin
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.
For more on this name, 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 (#154 out of 88799, 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)