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What does Grenville mean?

Grenville Pronunciation of Grenville [grenville] as a boys' name is of Old French origin, and the meaning of the name Grenville is "large town". Grenville is a variant form of Granville (Old French): place name from grand ville.


Grenville has 3 variants: Granvil, Granvile and Granvill.

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Middle name pairings:
Grenville Bruce (G.B.), ..

How popular is Grenville?

Grenville is an uncommon given name for males but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#144908 out of 150436, Top 96%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Granville is the only prominent varying form of Grenville (outside Top 2000). Adoption of this form of Grenville was widespread among parents 135 years ago (#372), but now, Granville has gone out of style. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Granville in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Carville, Colville, Corneille, Gaelle, Gaille, Gentile, Gentilo (see Gentile), Glanvill (see Glenville), Glanville, Glendale, Glennie, Glenvill (see Glenville), Glenville, Gregoire, Grevill (see Greville), Greville, Levelle, Manvile (see Manville), Manville, Melville, Neille, Nevile, Neville, Norville, Orvelle, Orville, Sackville, Saville and Somerville. These names tend to be more commonly used than Grenville.

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