"the son of the bailiff"

Grayson Origin and Meaning

The name Grayson is a boy's name of English origin meaning "the son of the bailiff".

Grayson, which you might think of as a Jason-Mason substitute, is on the fast track. Though--you may be surprised to know--Grayson has been in the Top 1000 since 1984, it is now more popular than ever, and is rising.

Some parents are even adopting Grayson -- or Gracen or Gracyn -- for girls as an androgynous spin on Grace. Greyson is an alternate spelling that isn't lagging too far behind Grayson on the charts. The name of the child in The Nanny Diaries is Grayer, and actor Tyler Christopher opted for the unusual spelling of Greysun for his son.

# 37 in the US

Grayson Rank in US Top 1000

# 307 on Nameberry

Grayson Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Grayson Popularity

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Famous People Named Grayson

  • Grayson RussellAmerican actor
  • Grayson Bailey DolanViner and Youtuber; twin brother Ethan
  • Grayson BoucherAmerican streetball player and actor
  • Grayson PerryEnglish ceramic artist
  • Grayson HughAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Grayson HartAmerican rugby union player
  • Grayson AllenAmerican college basketball player
  • Grayson Mokarow (b. 2000)son of former Miss USA Courtney Gibbs and Kevin Mokarow
  • Grayson Gallanders (b. 2010)son of actors Stacie Mistysyn and James Gallanders
  • Grayson George Osmond (b. 2013)son of Jason Osmond; grandson of musician Jay Osmond of The Osmonds
  • Grayson Lee Bazyl Guess (b. 2015)son of model Marisa Miller and Griffin Guess
  • Grayson Vincent Gnoffo (b. 2016)son of actor Joe Gnoffo and reality TV star Terra Jole Gnoffo
  • Grayson Robert Guiney (b. 2018)son of American TV host Bob Guiney

Grayson in Pop Culture

  • Grayson Thanecharacter in Nora Robert's "Born in Ice," and "Born in Shame;" mystery novel writer with a troubled past, but with a good soul
  • Grayson Kennedya character in Kelly Oram's "The Avery Shaw Experiment"
  • Grayson Ellischaracter on the TV show 'Cougar Town.'
  • Grayson "Gray" Piercecharacter in James Rollins's "Sigma Force" series
  • Grayson Gilbertcharacter on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
  • Grayson Kent. love interest of Jane on TV's "Drop Dead Diva"
  • Graysonsurname of corrupt socialite family on TV's "Revenge"
  • "Will GraysonWill Grayson,' novel by John Green and David Levithan about two young men with the same first and last name
  • Dick Grayson aka RobinBatman's sidekick
  • Grayson Waverlycharacter in Page Morgan's "The Dispossessed" trilogy