Names That Mean Grain

  1. Miller
    • Origin:

      English occupational name
    • Meaning:

      "grinder of grain"
    • Description:

      Miller is an up-and-coming choice in the stylish occupational genre, among the fastest-rising names for both boys and girls in the US in 2023.
  2. Miller
    • Origin:

      English occupational surname
    • Meaning:

      "grinder of grain"
    • Description:

      Miller is the third-most common surname in the United States and was one of the fastest-rising first names for both girls and boys in 2023.
  3. Grainne
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "grain or love"
    • Description:

      Grainne is the Irish form of the name often Anglicized as Grania. It was the name of the ancient grain goddess and also of the fiancee of mythological hero Finn McCool and lover of Dermot, who was a heroine of the seas.
  4. Anona
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "corn, grain"
    • Description:

      Name of the Roman goddess of harvest and grain, appropriate for a fall baby. And a palindrome too!
  5. Barric
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "grain farm"
    • Description:

      Perfect choice if your baby has grandpas named Barry and Eric, but also a bit military.
  6. Zea
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "grain"
    • Description:

      An unusual possibility; Zea would fit right in with schoolmates named Tea and Leya.
  7. Vilja
    • Origin:

      Finnish, Swedish, Slavic
    • Meaning:

      "grain, will, fairy"
    • Description:

      A name made most famous by the operetta The Merry Widow which features "The Vilja's Song". A vila is a woodland spirit or fairy in Slavic mythology. Vilja also means "grain" in Finnish and "will, intent" in Swedish, and is very popular as a girls' name in Scandinavia, ranking in the Top 100 in both Finland and Norway.
  8. Dagan
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "corn, grain"
    • Description:

      Popular in Israel for girls and boys born on Shavout, a harvest festival. In Babylonian mythology, Dagan was the god of the earth and grain.
  9. Grania
    • Origin:

      Variation of Grainne, Irish
    • Meaning:

      "the loved one or grain of corn"
    • Description:

      In addition to being the appellation of an ancient grain goddess, this name was also borne by two mythic Irish figures, one of whom was betrothed to legendary chieftain Finn MacCool, the other the brave sixteenth century pirate Grainne Ni Mhaille— known in English as Grace O'Malley-- whose name passed into poetry as a symbol of Ireland.
  10. Chin
    • Origin:

      Chinese and Korean surname
    • Meaning:

      "to describe; ancient; gold; money; to pound grain"
    • Description:

      Chin is a common surname among those with Chinese or Korean heritage. It is related to the Chinese family names Chen, Jin, Qian, and Qin, and the Korean surname Jin.
  11. Honoka
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "harmony + flower; fragrant grain"
    • Description:

      Five sets of parents were recently inspired to use this floral Japanese name by the anime series Dead or Alive, which features a martial artist and student character named Honoka.
  12. Annona
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "corn, grain"
    • Description:

      The Roman goddess Annona personified Rome's grain supply. Her name is derived from the Latin word annōna, meaning "corn" or "grain," which ultimately originated from annus, "year."
  13. Gráinne
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "grain of corn"
    • Description:

      Name of both a goddess and a heroine in Irish mythology, it's popular in Ireland and possible here, especially in its Anglicized spelling, Grania.
  14. Ioulo
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "grain sheaf; corn sheaf"
    • Description:

      Ioulo is an epithet of Demeter, primarily used in depictions of the goddess carrying a sheaf.