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What does Grayson mean?

Grayson Pronunciation of Grayson [grayson] as a boys' name is pronounced GRAY-sun. It is of Middle English and Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Grayson is "son of a steward". Surname name. "Steward" derives from Middle English greyve, from Old Norse greifi.

ASSOCIATED WITH norse, surname, old


VARIANTS Graydon, Greydon, Greyson

(male) Greson, Gwayson, ..

(female) Graynor, ..

Grayson Landan (G.L.), ..

How popular is Grayson?

Grayson is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#2054 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Grayson entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its peak position of #47 in the U.S. in 2015. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Graydon (#1748 LAST YEAR) and Greyson (#111) are the prominent alternative forms of Grayson (#47) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Grayson were favored in 2015 (USAGE OF 0.61%). Grayson is more widely used than the rest, although Greyson appears to be getting popular too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Grayson, Graydon, Greyson in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Grayson is pronounced similarly to Gracian. Other suggested similar names are Adamson, Aryon, Braddon, Brannon, Branson, Branton, Braydon, Braylon, Bryon, Bryson, Carson, Caydon, Clayton, Crayton, Croydon, Dawson, Daymon, Dayson, Dayton, Dracon, Drakon, Dyson, Ericson, Gaeton, Galvon, Gannon, Garion, Garon, Garrison, Garson, Gaston, Gaylen, Gaylon, Gerson, Ghassan, Gibson, Gillson, Gray, Grayton, Griffon, Grygor, Guryon, Gwayn, Haydon, Jacson, Jaison, Jakson, Jason, Jaylon, Jayron, Jayson, Jayvon, Karson, Kaydon, Lawson, Layton, Madyson, Masson, Maxson, Orson, Oryon, Pearson, Raydon, Sanson, Tamson, Tanson, Taylon, Tayson, Tayton, Traveon, Trayvon, Tyson, Urson and Watson. These names tend to be more frequently used than Grayson.

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