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The name Grant has the following meaning:

A tall man; a great man.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Grant is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 140 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Grant fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 1 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 144 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Grant in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Grant is pronounced as grant


Grant originates from the English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Grant and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Grant: Boys - Burdette, Dalston, Delwin, Dempster, Dorman, Eldred, Erling, Fitzhugh, Hamp, Lyle, Milton, Norbert, Norris, Preston, Rayburn, Sheldon, Wayman, Weldon, Girls - Daralis, Emerald, Myrna, Both genders - Addison, Ashton, Grace


Popular Variants for the name Grant: Graent, Grante (English), Grantham (French), Grantley


We think the name Grant should fall under the following style category: Cool.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Grant to be: A witty and sophisticated person

In one word, you might describe Grant as a(n) "witty" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Grant (or its variants) are:

Grant Goodeve, born on 6 July, a famous actor. Grant Goodeve's background: An American actor and television host. He is best known for playing the role of David, the oldest son, on Eight Is Enough, from 1977 to 1981. He is more recently known for his work on Home & Garden Television.

Grant Tinker, born on 11 January, a famous media personality. Grant Tinker's background: The former chairman and CEO of NBC from 1981 to 1986, co-founder of MTM Enterprises, and television producer. Tinker is the former husband of television actress, Mary Tyler Moore and also known as 'the man who saved NBC'.

Grant Wood, born on 13 February, a famous artist. Grant Wood's background: An American painter, born in Anamosa, Iowa. He is best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest.
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