Gray - boys name

Gray name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 86%

Gray name meaning:

The name Gray is a variant of the English surname Grey, which derives from the Old English word "græg," meaning "gray-haired" or "gray-haired individual." The color gray is often associated with neutrality and balance, as it sits between the extremes of black and white. It represents a sense of calmness, wisdom, and intelligence. Similarly, the name Gray can evoke qualities of stability, reliability, and maturity.

As a given name, Gray has gained popularity in recent years, chosen by parents who appreciate its simplicity and modern appeal. It is a unisex name, suitable for both boys and girls, and has a strong and timeless quality to it. Gray is often perceived as sophisticated and stylish, fitting for individuals who exude a sense of refinement and elegance. Overall, the name Gray carries a sense of distinction and individuality, making it an intriguing choice for parents seeking a name that is both classic and unique.

Origin: English



Unisex names

Other boys names beginning with G


Overall UK ranking: 688 out of 4789

51 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (477)

Historical popularity of Gray

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