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Gender: M Meaning of Graham: "gravelly homestead" Origin of Graham: Scottish Graham's Popularity in 2015: #176

Well used in England and Scotland since the fifties, the smooth and sophisticated Graham is just beginning to catch on here; Graham has climbed more than 200 places in a decade.

Among the best known bearers are novelist Graham Greene, racing driver Graham Hill and painter Graham Sutherland, as well as musicians Graham Nash and Parker--and Gram Parsons.

Though long associated with the Scots, Graham actually developed as a surname in England, dating back to the eleventh century. The Scots sometimes spell it Graeme, and the Brits use Gram as its nickname. A good 'sweet spot' choice, it's now at its highest ever in the US.

Famous People Named Graham

Graham Abbey, Canadian actor
Graham E. Bell, American astronomer
Graham Chapman, English comedian (Monty Python)
Graham Gano, American football player
(Henry) Graham Greene, English novelist
Graham Harrell, American football player
Graham Hill, British racing driver
Graham Ingels, American comic book/magazine illustrator
Graham Parker, English singer-songwriter
Graham Patrick Martin, American actor
Graham Nash, English musician of The Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash
Graham Norton, Irish comedian and TV presenter
Graham Rahal, American race car driver
Graham Swift, British author
Graham Waterston - Son of actor Sam Waterston
Graham Zusi, American soccer player
Graham Elliot, American celebrity chef on TV's "MasterChef"
Graham Scott, son of American actor Adam Scott

Pop Culture References for the name Graham

Dr. John Graham Bretton, from Villette by Charlotte Bronte
King Graham, protagonist from the video game "King's Quest V"
(Sherriff) Graham, a character in the tv series Once Upon A Time
Graham Dalton, from Sex, Lies, and Videotapes played by James Spader
Graham Sandoval, character in Lifetime's "The Client List"
Graham crackers, an ingredient in s'mores
Graham Eaton, female character from the movie 'But I'm a Cheerleader', played by Clea DuVall
Will Graham, character in the tv series Hannibal

Ghramm, Graeham, Grahame, Gram, Gramm, Grantham, Granum

Graham's International Variations

Graeme (Scottish)