Grant Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Grant:
Transferred use of the English surname derived from the Anglo-French graund, graunt (great) and the Old French grand, grant (great). The name originated as a nickname for a large or tall person.
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Popular usage: English, Scottish
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I named my son Grant Rocco (last name), he was born Feb. 14, 2009. WHen we were trying to decide what to name him I thought it was such a strong name for a little baby. After much deliberation, We decided to go with it and give him a really hip, funky, cool middle name for when he's younger. I do fear that he will never be known as Grant again after being Rocco!
My dad's name is Grant, and for my kids, they call him Grantpa!
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Grant is nicknameproof. It is. And that is what I love about the name :)
My Grandfather calls our son "The General" because of Ulysses S. Grant - I think it's a cool nickname.
Nicknames for Ulysses S. Grant include:
Unconditional Surrender Grant
The Hero of Appomattox
The Galena Tanner
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Grant’s French etymology technically means "great" or “tall”
The word "grant" means in verb form "to give, to allow" and as a noun "a gift, an award (often in the form of money for a project, for which the recipient has applied in competition)."
- Famous real-life people named Grant: | Edit
Grant Fuhr, Hockey Hall of Famer
Grant Gondrezick, basketball player
Grant Imahara, model maker, builder, one of the Mythbusters
Grant Macewan, former lieutenant-governor of Albania
Grant Morrison, Scottish comic book writer and playwright.
Grant Show, actor/entertainer
Grant Simmons, basketball player
Grant Thatcher, baseball player
Grant Waite, PGA tour golfer
Grant Wilson, co-founder of TAPS
Grant Gustin, actor portraying the main character on tv series "The Flash"
Grant Wood, painter known for "American Gothic"
Ulysses S. Grant, Union general during U.S. Civil War and later U.S. President (1869-1877)
Amy Grant, musician/performance artist
Bud Grant, Hall of Fame football coach, player
Cary Grant, actor/entertainer
Hugh Grant, actor/entertainer
Julia Grant, U.S. First Lady in the 19th Century
Mike Grant, Hockey Hall of Famer
Agnes Grant, writer
Brian Grant, basketball player
Charles Grant, football player
Eddy Grant, musician/performance artist
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Grant Mitchell, character from British soap EastEnders