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Gender: M Meaning of Grady: "noble, illustrious" Origin of Grady: Irish Grady's Popularity in 2016: #357

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.

Famous People Named Grady

Grady Tate, American jazz musician
Grady Sizemore, American baseball player
Grady Booch, American computer engineer who invented UML
Grady Thomas, American musician of band Parliament-Funkadelic
(Thomas) Grady Martin, American country music guitarist
(William) Grady Little, American baseball manager
Grady Jarrett, American NFL football player
(Grady) Demond Wilson, American actor
Grady Cole Young (b. 1996), son of singer Paul Young

Pop Culture References for the name Grady

Grady Mitchell, character on TV's "Sonny with a Chance"
Grady Kilgore, character in Fannie Flagg's "Fried Green Tomatoes"
Delbert Grady, character in Stephen King's "The Shining"
Grady Ambrose Fletcher, character on TV's "Murder She Wrote"
Grady Ruewen, character in "Keeper of the Lost Cities" by Shannon Messenger
Grady Tripp, main character in book/film "Wonder Boys"

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