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Grey

What does Grey mean?

Grey Pronunciation of Grey [grey] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Grey is "grey hair or beard". Transferred use of the surname, from gręg. In Scotland and Ireland, it is a translation of Gaelic surnames derived from riabhach "brindled, grey".

Associated with: old english, scotland.

Variations

Grey has 1 variant: Gray.

Creative forms:
(male) Gorey, Greyd, ..

(female) Grel, Gria, ..

Middle name pairings:
Grey Jakoby (G.J.), ..

How popular is Grey?

Grey is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#2691 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Grey was first listed in 1994 and reached its top rank of #911 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is currently at #916. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. The only other popular alternative form of Grey (#916 from recent data) ranked in the Top 2000 is Gray (#1269 from recent data). Adoption of these relations of Grey was widespread in 2015 (adoption of 0.02%). Grey is the most fashionable boy name in this list.

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

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

Similar Names

Grey is alike in pronunciation to Graye. Other recommended names are Abey, Acey, Arley, Arney, Carey, Corey, Elrey, Frey, Gaby, Gael, Gaer, Gared, Garek, Garen, Garey, Garrey, Garry, Garvey, Garvy, Gary, Gay, Gearey, Ged, Ger, Gere, Gerek, Gerrey, Gerry, Gery, Glen, Gordy, Gore, Goren, Gradey, Grady, Gram, Greely, Greer, Greg, Gregg, Greig, Guy, Huey, Ikey, Joey, Jorey, Key, Korey, Morey, Rey, Rorey, Torey and Trey. These names tend to be more frequently used than Grey.

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