"noble, illustrious"

Grady Origin and Meaning

The name Grady is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "noble, illustrious".

Following in the footsteps of popular brother Brady, Grady is another lively, ebullient Irish surname name. The O'Gradys (originally O Gradaugh) were an ancient clan that produced an impressive number of bishops.

Perhaps the most remarkable O'Grady descendant is Muhammad Ali, whose mother's maiden name was Grady.

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Grady Sizemore was born Gradius.

# 395 in the US

Grady Rank in US Top 1000

# 796 on Nameberry

Grady Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Grady Popularity

Famous People Named Grady

  • Grady TateAmerican jazz musician
  • Grady SizemoreAmerican baseball player
  • Grady BoochAmerican computer engineer who invented UML
  • Grady ThomasAmerican musician of band Parliament,Funkadelic
  • (Thomas) Grady MartinAmerican country music guitarist
  • (William) Grady LittleAmerican baseball manager
  • Grady JarrettAmerican NFL football player
  • (Grady) Demond WilsonAmerican actor
  • Grady Cole Young (b. 1996)son of singer Paul Young
  • Grady Palmer Wright (b. 2020)son of American soccer player Arin Gilliland Wright

Grady in Pop Culture

  • Grady Mitchellcharacter on TV's "Sonny with a Chance"
  • Grady Kilgorecharacter in Fannie Flagg's "Fried Green Tomatoes"
  • Delbert Gradycharacter in Stephen King's "The Shining"
  • Grady Ambrose Fletchercharacter on TV's "Murder She Wrote"
  • Grady Ruewencharacter in "Keeper of the Lost Cities" by Shannon Messenger
  • Grady Trippmain character in book/film "Wonder Boys"