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What does Grantham mean?

Grantham Pronunciation of Grantham [grantham] as a name for boys. The meaning of Grantham is "tall, big". Grantham is an alternate form of Grant (English, Gaelic): a Scottish surname from grand. See also Graham.

Associated with: big (great).


1 related form via Grant: Grantley.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Grantham Edwin (G.E.), ..

How popular is Grantham?

Grantham is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#3238 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Grantham (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Graham (#176 in 2015) and Grant (#177). These relations of Grantham were popular with parents presently (median #176). Grant is the all-time favorite, though Graham has grown popular as well. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Abraham, Avraham, Barnham (see Barnum), Barthram (see Bartram), Bartram, Briggham (see Brigham), Brigham, Denham, Dunham, Earlham, Farnham, Fernham (see Farnham), Gaetan, Gahan, Galahad, Ganesha (see Ganesh), Garth, Gautam, Gentian, Gerant, Gersham, Gorham, Gracian, Gradea (see Grady), Graeham, Grahame, Gram, Grange, Granger, Grantland, Grantly, Granvil, Granvile (see Granville), Granvill (see Granville), Gratien, Grayton, Gresham, Grimshaw, Grisha, Guenther, Guntar, Gunthar, Gunther, Jotham, Latham, Markham, Nacham, Orenthal, Racham, Raham, Tristam, Tristram, Wadham, Waltham, Windham, Wortham, Wyndham and Wynndham (see Wyndham). These names tend to be more commonly used than Grantham.

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