What does Graves mean?
Graves [graves] as a boys' name is of Old English origin. Place name. Commemorates an area near a community burial ground. Poet Robert Graves; architect Michael Graves; actor Rupert Graves.
Associated with: old english.
(male) Garves, Gaves, ..
(female) Gragee, Gragen, .. Middle name pairings:
Graves Reid (G.R.), ..
How popular is Graves?
Graves is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#340 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Graves was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #1680 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Ares▲, Aries, Craven, Davies, Draven▲, Ermes, Fares, Gael, Gaer, Gaines, Gains, Gaius, Gale▼, Galven, Gamel, Ganesh, Garek, Garey, Garve, Garvey, Gavan, Gaven▼, Gavin, Gavrel, Gavyn, Gaynes, Gearey, Geddes, Gervas, Giannes, Gibbes, Giles▼, Gilles, Girven, Glade, Glades, Glover, Gradea (see Grady), Gradee, Gradey, Graeme, Graham▲, Graidey, Graidy, Gram, Grange, Grant, Granvil, Gratien, Graye, Greer, Greg▼, Greger, Gregers, Gregos, Grover▼, Gybbes (see Gibbes), Gyles, Hawes, Hayes▲, Ives, Jabes, James▼, Klaes, Mayes, Oakes, Oates, Purves, Reeves, Rives, Traver, Travers, Travis▼, Travys and Yves. These names tend to be more frequently used than Graves.