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Gray

What does Gray mean?

Gray Pronunciation of Gray [gray] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Gray is "gray-haired". Poet Thomas Gray.

Associated with: old english.

Variations

Gray has 2 variants: Graye and Grey.

Creative forms:
(male) Garay, Guray, ..

(female) Gral, Grayda, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gray Nathen (G.N.), ..

How popular is Gray?

Gray is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#79 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Gray for boys. Gray entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #1224 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #1269. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Grey (#916 in 2015) is the only other popular variation form of Gray (#1269 in 2015) ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Gray are at the apex of their popularity today (average #1092). Grey is the most fashionable baby name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gray, Grey in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gray and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arjay, Bay, Bray, Clay, Day, Dray, Fay, Gab, Gaby, Gad, Gal, Garan, Garey, Garry, Garvy, Gary, Gay, Gaz, Geary, Gerry, Gery, Gian, Gilray, Goran, Gorav, Gordy, Gradey, Grady, Graidy, Graig, Gram, Grant, Greg, Guy, Gwayn, Gyan, Imray, Jaray, Jay, Kay, Klay, Laray, Moray, Ray, Shay, Tay, Way and Wray. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gray.

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