Grant - boys name

Grant name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 52%

Grant name meaning:

The name Grant is derived from the Old English word "granta" which means "great" or "tall". The name carries connotations of strength, power, and nobility. Historically, the name Grant was associated with individuals who were generous, magnanimous, and bestowed favors upon others. In this sense, the name embodies qualities of benevolence and giving.

The name Grant gained popularity as a surname in Scotland and eventually became a given name. It became more recognized after the American Civil War when Ulysses S. Grant, the Union general, became a prominent figure. The name Grant also carries a sense of determination and ambition, often associated with individuals who strive for success and achievement.

Overall, the name Grant signifies greatness, strength, and generosity. It conveys an image of an individual who is noble, ambitious, and willing to help others. Those named Grant are often seen as natural leaders, who possess a strong sense of purpose and a desire to make a positive impact in the world.

Origin: Latin




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Overall UK ranking: 2301 out of 4789

9 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (372)

Historical popularity of Grant

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