Gender: Male Pronunciation: GRAY-um (UK); sometimes GRAM (US) Meaning of Graham: "gravelly homestead" Origin of Graham: Scottish Graham's Popularity in 2019: #180

Graham Origin and Meaning

The name Graham is a boy's name of Scottish, English origin meaning "gravelly homestead".

Well used in England and Scotland since the fifties, the smooth and sophisticated Graham is catching on here.

Among the best known bearers are novelist Graham Greene, racing driver Graham Hill and painter Graham Sutherland, as well as musicians Graham Nash and Parker--and Gram Parsons.

Though long associated with the Scots, Graham actually developed as a surname in England, dating back to the eleventh century. In the UK, it is sometimes spelled Graeme.

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Rank in US: #180

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Famous People Named Graham

Pop Culture References for the name Graham

Ghramm, Graeham, Grahame, Gram, Gramm, Grantham, Granum

Graham's International Variations

Graeme (Scottish)


fearlessfirefly Says:


I prefer Bram over Graham.

aleerakate Says:


I never realised that anyone ever pronounced this as "gram". Graham or Graeme, in Australia it is only ever pronounced "grey-am".

anniebrown01 Says:


I have always loved this name, and I can see it worn on both a toddler and an adult. Plus, in the US at least, Graham is obscure without being to "out there," making it a good choice for anyone.

Thepandaprincess223 Says:


I like graham

gummybear0724 Says:


What do you guys think about the combination Auden Graham?

thorn144 Says:


Graham is great! Warm but strong sound, and great meaning. I like graham crackers too! I also agree it's great name for a grown man.

indiefendi2 Says:


In 'Merica we say "gram" haha

helenlouise Says:


I'm confused.. I've heard of "gram cracker" but did not realise it was spelt Graham cracker. In the USA is Graham pronounced Gram? Here it's "Grey-ahm".

ashbee Says:


Haha I'm the same way. Makes it adorable for a baby boy, but it's also a strong, sturdy name for a man to grow into.

Swangirl Says:


I find this name very handsome. I also associate it with graham crackers, but don't really see that as a bad thing :)

Zelliew Says:


Graham is much nicer than stodgy old George, in my opinion

headintheclouds Says:


I've always thought Graham sounded like a handsome distinguished underused classic, and a grounded and solid name. Graham is ripe for revival in wake of the resurgence of popularity of vintage names, and I think it would make a great choice. I particularly like the nickname Gray, though Graham is perfect in its full form too.

thenamer007 Says:


Really? In the US it's reversed

Catastroffy Says:


Smooth and sophisticated? I actually find Graham rather rough.

Stacey Mullinex Says:


my boyfriend and I are naming our son Graham!!!

claraminta Says:


I love Graham as well!

India Says:


I personally like George better, just because Graham, here in the Uk, is a fat middle aged man name..

Rush1986 Says:


Always loved Graham. I love the Graeme spelling but that would cause unnecessary confusion across the pond.

grace_newgrace Says:


Such a handsome name!!!

LunaCross Says:


I have a friend name Graham Bitzer.

LolaAugust Says:


Does everyone like graham or George better??

raevynstar Says:


Me too, now that I think about it. :)

alexa400 Says:


I love Graham!

raevynstar Says:


Don't some people call their grandmother Gram???
And what about the graham cracker association?
I'd save this for a book character. No offense to any Graham lovers.