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What does Gray mean?

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.


Gray has 2 variants: Graye and Grey.

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

(female) Gral, Grayda, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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 #1349. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Grey (#911 in 2014) is the only other popular variation form of Gray (#1349 in 2014) ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Gray are at the apex of their popularity today (average #1130). 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.