Grant: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Grant

Grant

Pronunciation: GRANT (key)

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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Comments and insights on the name Grant: | Edit

Popular usage: English, Scottish

Personal experiences with the name Grant: | Edit

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!

Nicknames for Grant: | Edit

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
The Butcher

Meanings and history of the name Grant: | Edit

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 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

Grant in song, story & screen: | Edit

Grant Mitchell, character from British soap EastEnders

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