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What does Grainne mean?

Grainne Pronunciation of Grainne as a girls' name is pronounced graw-nya, gron-nya. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin. May be derived from Irish grán meaning "grain, corn". An ancient Irish name, once that of a harvest goddess. In Irish legend Gráinne was a princess, the daughter of King Cormac. The name is sometimes anglicized as Grace.


ASSOCIATED WITH irish, ancient (old), goddess, legend (mythology), princess, king (queen)


VARIANTS Grainne, Grainnia, Grania, Granya

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA GRACE Gracee, Graciana, Gracie, Gracina, Gratiana, Grayce, Grazina, Grazyna



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How popular is Grainne?

Grainne is an unusual given name for females. Grainne is an equivalently uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Grainne reached its peak position of #49 in Ireland in the year 1999, but is not listed currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Grace (#24 A YEAR AGO), Gracee, Gracie (#191) and Grayce are the prominent alternative forms of Grainne. Usage of these relations of Grainne was well-received during the years 1880-1889 (AVERAGE #1008) and has become much less since (#1243, 58.9% LESS USAGE), with versions such as Grayce becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Grace, Gracee, Gracie, Grayce in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Grainne, Grace, Gracie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Alaine, Arachne, Arakne (see Arachne), Ariane, Arianne, Arinne, Arline, Brayne, Breanne, Breaunne, Briane, Brianne, Brienne, Brione, Brionne, Bryanne, Brynne, Corinne, Danne, Devinne, Dianne, Dyanne, Elaine, Erienne, Erinne, Erline, Ermine, Erminine, Erminne (see Ermine), Gaenna, Gaiana, Gaile, Geradine, Gerdine, Gerianne, Germaine, Gianna, Giannine, Ginnee, Ginnie, Gracee, Gracie, Gracina, Gratiana, Grayce, Grazyna, Gwinna, Gwinne, Gwynne, Hanne, Igraine, Irine, Irmine, Janne, Jeanne, Jeraine, Joanne, Karinne, Korrinne, Leanne, Lianne, Loraine, Luanne, Orane, Osanne, Paine, Raine, Reanne, Rianne, Roanne, Ryanne, Shaine, Trine, Winne and Ygraine. These names tend to be more frequently used than Grainne.