Scottish from French

Grant Origin and Meaning

The name Grant is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "large".

One-time beach-boy compadre of Glenn, Greg, and Gary that originated as a nickname for a tall person, Grant has become a no-nonsense, career-oriented grown-up and one that is seeing new appreciation. It was chosen for his son by actor Morris Chestnut. It has cultural cred via artist Grant Wood, whose best known painting is 'American Gothic.'

# 228 in the US

Grant Rank in US Top 1000

# 262 on Nameberry

Grant Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Grant Popularity

Famous People Named Grant

  • Grant DeVolson WoodAmerican painter
  • Grant MorrisonScottish comic book writer
  • Grant GreenAmerican jazz musician and composer
  • Grantley Jonathan "Grant" NicholasWelsh musician of rock band Feeder
  • Grant GoodeveAmerican actor
  • (Thomas) Grant GustinAmerican Actor
  • Grant Scott FuhrCanadian ice hockey player
  • Grant William Maschesextuplet on reality TV show "Raising Sextuplets"
  • Grant Alan ShowAmerican actor
  • Grant Chestnutson of American actor Morris Chestnut
  • Grant Henry HillAmerican pro basketballer
  • Grant RobisonAmerican Olympic runner
  • (Herbert) Grant AdcoxAmerican NASCAR driver
  • Grant Masaru ImaharaAmerican electronics expert on TV's "Mythbusters"
  • Ulysses Simpson Grant18th President of the United States; Union Civil War general
  • Cary GrantAnglo,American actor

Grant in Pop Culture

  • Grant Loudcharacter in An American Family
  • Grant Mitchellcharacter on British soap "EastEnders"
  • Grant Mitchellcharacter on Australian soap "Home & Away"
  • Grant Wardan agent on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Grant Brodycharacter in video game "Far Cry 3"
  • Grant Wilsoncharacter in 2016 TV movie "Backstabbed"
  • Grantrock type gym leader in Pokémon XY
  • Grant Devoncharacter on TV's "Famous in Love"
  • Grant MacLarencharacter on "TV's Travelers"
  • Steven Grant "Steve" Rogers aka Captain AmericaMarvel Comics superhero
  • Fitzgerald Thomas Grant IIIcharacter on Scandal