The name Graham is a boy's name of Scottish, English origin meaning "gravelly homestead". Graham is ranked #179 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Scottish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Scattergories Name Game".
From the experts:
Well used in England and Scotland since the fifties, the smooth and sophisticated Graham is just beginning to catch on here; Graham has climbed more than 200 places in a decade.
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. The Scots sometimes spell it Graeme, and the Brits use Gram as its nickname. A good 'sweet spot' choice, it reached its highest level ever in the US in 2015, and dropped only three spots to Number 179 last year.