Grady: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Grady

Grady

Pronunciation: GRAY-dee (key)

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Comments and insights on the name Grady: | Edit

I love the name grady

Personal experiences with the name Grady: | Edit

My son is named Grady and we are complimented on his name very frequently! I have been asked twice though, if his real name is Graden.

Our friend's son, Grady, is named for his great-great-great grandfather who fought in the Civil War. It's a classic name that was most popular a few generations ago, and gets a lot of compliments because it plays well to current trends.

My son's name is also Grady. We spell it a bit differently. But I love the name. We get compliments on it and it really suits him. I feel Grady is a very strong name.

I've always seen this as an old and dated name because both my grandfather and great grandfather had this as their middle name. However I now see that it has a modern appeal and ring to it.

Nicknames for Grady: | Edit

g-man, grr-aid, road grader, Gradybear, we call our grandson Grady Mr. G

Meanings and history of the name Grady: | Edit

Noble, illustrious one

The name Grady is a baby boy name. The name Grady comes from the Gaelic origin. In Gaelic The meaning of the name Grady is: Noble.

Famous real-life people named Grady: | Edit

Grady Sizemore, baseball player for the Cleveland Indians
Grady Little, baseball manager
Grady Stiles, the Lobster Boy

Grady in song, story & screen: | Edit

Grady is the name of the protagonist in the novel (and later movie) Wonder Boys by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Michael Chabon.

John Grady Cole is the name of the protagonist in the novel All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy, a 1992 bestseller and National Book Award winner (and basis for the movie of the same name starring Matt Damon and Penelope Cruz).

Grady is the name of some protagonists in Stephen King's novels and short stories.

Grady is the name of a character in Eminem's "Guilty Conscience"

Grady is a character on Disney's "Sonny with a Chance"

Grady Fletcher is J.B. Fletcher's oft-framed nephew on "Murder, She Wrote"

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