"lives near a grove of trees"

Grover Origin and Meaning

The name Grover is a boy's name of English origin meaning "lives near a grove of trees".

Forget the furry blue Muppet, forget corpulent President Cleveland (not too difficult), and consider this name anew. We think it's spunky, a little funky, and well worth a second look.

President (Stephen) Grover Cleveland is actually a more than respectable namesake. The only president to serve two non-consecutive terms, he was well liked and respected. Many children were named in his honor, including the major league Hall of Fame pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander. Another well known Grover is jazz saxophonist Grover Washington Jr.

Not surprisingly, Grover was at its most popular as a baby name around the time of Cleveland's presidency;it was Number 20 in 1884 and 1885.

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Famous People Named Grover

  • (Stephen) Grover Cleveland22nd and 24th U.S. president
  • Grover Cleveland AlexanderAmerican baseball pitcher
  • Grover Cleveland "Slim" LowdermilkAmerican baseball pitcher
  • Grover WashingtonJr., American jazz saxophonist
  • Grover Allen HartleyAmerican baseball catcher
  • Grover Glenn NorquistAmerican political activist
  • Grover SimcoxAmerican illustrator, painter and naturalist
  • Grover SilcoxAmerican comedian
  • Grover Curry MitchellAmerican jazz trombonist
  • Grover JonesAmerican screenwriter

Grover in Pop Culture

  • GroverSesame Street Muppet
  • Grover Underwoodsatyr in the Percy Jackson series
  • Grover Muldooncharacter from the movie “Silver Streak”
  • Grover Theo Horvathson of Hannah on TV's "Girls"
  • Groverchild of two high,strung, vicariously overachieving parents on TV's "Portlandia"
  • Grover's Cornerssetting of the play Our Town by Thornton Wilder
  • Ziggy Groverthe Green Ranger on TV's "Power Rangers RPM"