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Origin: French
Meaning: Great

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Grant

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Grant in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Grant:

  • Records indicate that 110,180 boys in the United States have been named Grant since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1997, when 3,315 people in the U.S. were given the name Grant. Those people are now 24 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Grant

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      21 Positive Comments

  • "Currently the only Grant I can think of is the character of Dr. Grant Linkletter, the Physics Professor on the Hit CBS TV series "Young Sheldon" still Grant seems fresh and original as a boys name in 2021" Mar. 15, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Grant and he?s 28 now. It?s not a common name, but that?s not a bad thing! It?s a strong, masculine and memorable name. No regrets!" Dec. 28, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "😍😍😍 My 18 yr old son is named this! We chose it because it's a family surname." Jul. 24, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is grant I'm turning 12 in 1 day, January 5 and in my whole life I've only met 2 other grants I love the name and I get compliments on it all the time if you are having a son you should name him Grant for shure" Jan. 4, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Grant Mark in 2008. I wanted an easy name to spell and pronounce and one that was "his" that he wasn't going to share with 5 other boys in his class. And it can't be shortened! We did give him little nicknames when he was a baby and now a little boy like "G" or "G" rant. I think its a great name that will grow from a boy into a man and be a strong, relevant, unforgettable name." Nov. 14, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "To Jan 14 2006 comment: How in the world would Americans not know how to pronounce Grant? General Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the USA!? Cary Grant. Hugh Grant. Not to mention the verb to grant and the noun grant (an application for donated funds). Grant is a solid, masculine, nickname free name with a long history as a first name to boot." Apr. 14, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My fiancee brought up this name. I'd never given it much thought before, but the more I think about it the more I like it!" Feb. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I obviously love it since it's my kids name. We wanted an uncommon name that cannot be shortened and is easy to pronounce. My son is three now and his name really fits him AND it will still fit when he is 50 unlike many names that are popular right now." Oct. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our 11-yr-old son's name is Grant, and we are complimented on his name all the time. It's a strong, fabulous name for a boy, and it really suits him. He would add that "it's easy to spell." It's also impossible to mispronouce, though occasionally people call him "Graham." He thinks this is "funny." We live in New York City, and are running into a (growing) number of other "Grants," but it's certainly not common, which is one of the reasons we chose this name in the first instance. You can't go wrong with this name!!" Jul. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my fiance's name (Grant Stephen) I think it works good as a middle name." Jul. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Grant in 1998. He really is a great kid. He loves his 1st name. We know of one other Grant in our neighborhood who is a few years older. Remarkably, they both have the same last name too! They also go to the same pediatrician, the same hair salon and are in the same school district. We have yet to meet the "other" Grant in person." Jan. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Future son's name. So manly. It makes me all melty inside." Jun. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our 11 month old son is named Grant. I was a school teacher and wanted a name that was not too common, but was easy to spell and pronounce. The comment we get from most people when they hear our son's name is "Oh, that is my grandpa's name." We have heard this about 10 times so far. I consider the name a classic, but others think it is an old man name." Apr. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Grant. I love it obviously! I liked it because it sounds classic without being over used. Also I could imagine a business man, or a farmer with that name. It fits any personality." Oct. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my brother's name. I've always been jealous that he has such a unique, uncommon name!" Jul. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son's name. I always get a really positive reaction from people when they hear it. I picked it because it is classic but not overused and strong. No silly nicknames either." Jun. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my fiance's name, I think its a really strong masculin name for a boy or a man." Jun. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Grant Hudson and everyone compliments it!! It is unique and strong! We and everyone we tell LOVES it!! I'm sure he will too, as I have yet to meet another person named Grant!" Jan. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Grant, I was given this name 39 years ago when it was rare............its a great name. "FROM THE ANGLO'SAXON MEANING GREAT"." Dec. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son "Grant!" We love it. It has never been pronouced or spelled incorrectly. We really like it because it is a strong name for a man (when of course he is older...he's only 2 right now)." Apr. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is Grant. He is 17 and he loves it. When they take attendance in class they call everyone's first and last names. When they call him, they just say GRANT ! When I ask people at his high school if they know Grant they never say Grant who because there is no other Grant at his school. I love it too." Mar. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "Americans don't know how to pronounce it. I don't like the single syllable, butmy wife really likes it!" Jan. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      4 Neutral Comments

  • "My wife and I like this name a lot for a boy. I think of the word 'grant' as to give or as an award but also for another reason. Growing up my mom would constantly recite to me the serenity prayer. "God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change..." Look it up. It's beautiful, and so is this name." Aug. 28, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 17 year old son is Grant. It's a strong name with our British surname. Combines well with my Scottish maiden name which is his middle name. We just went to London recently (we are from the US) and it was fun to hear how it's really pronounced! Gr- AH- nt. To our American ears it is softer, more like "grunt." Great name - he likes it, not many out there, but there are a few. Glad we chose it - definitely consider it!" Mar. 18, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "im 26 from san antonio tx, and live in brooklyn ny.. my parents named me grant just off the top their heads and i later found out im born on president grants bday (april 27) weird.. grant stephen lewis and i have never met anyone else in person with my name" May. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brothers name is Grant and he's the only one who i've met with this name at his age. but it seems like it's becoming more and more common in the younger genorations..." Feb. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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