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What does Graves mean?

Graves Pronunciation of 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 Gra-, old english




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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Graves name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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