Grey - boys name

Grey name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 74%

Grey name meaning:

The name Grey is derived from the Old English word "graeg," meaning "gray." Gray is a color that represents neutrality and balance, often associated with wisdom and maturity. Consequently, the name Grey often symbolizes these qualities as well. It is a name that exudes a sense of calmness and sophistication.

In addition to its color symbolism, Grey can also be seen as a strong and sturdy name. It carries a certain level of elegance and simplicity, without being overly flashy or attention-seeking. This name has a timeless and classic appeal, making it suitable for individuals of different backgrounds and personalities.

Overall, the name Grey holds connotations of wisdom, maturity, calmness, and elegance. It is a name that can be appreciated for its simplicity and neutral yet sophisticated nature.

Origin: English


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Overall UK ranking: 1250 out of 4789

21 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Grey

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