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Gender: Male Meaning of Graham: "gravelly homestead" Origin of Graham: Scottish Graham's Popularity in 2017: #183

The name Graham is a boy's name of Scottish, English origin meaning "gravelly homestead". Graham is ranked #183 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Scottish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibset the Previous Signature".

From the experts:

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. The Scots sometimes spell it Graeme, and the Brits use Gram as its nickname.

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Famous People Named Graham

Graham Abbey, Canadian actor
Graham E. Bell, American astronomer
Graham Chapman, English comedian (Monty Python)
Graham Gano, American football player
(Henry) Graham Greene, English novelist
Graham Hancock - British writer and reporter
Graham Harrell, American football player
Graham Hill, British racing driver
Graham Ingels, American comic book/magazine illustrator
Graham Parker, English singer-songwriter
Graham Patrick Martin, American actor
Graham Nash, English musician of The Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash
Graham Norton, Irish comedian and TV presenter
Graham Rahal, American race car driver
Graham Swift, British author
Graham Elliot, American celebrity chef on TV's "MasterChef"
Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish inventor of the telephone
Graham Zusi, American soccer player
Graham Waterston, son of actor Sam Waterston
Graham Scott, son of actor Adam Scott
Graham Liston Witherill (b. 2009), son of racing driver Cory Witherill
Graham Wellesley, Earl of Cowley
Lindsey Graham, American politician, senator from South Carolina

Pop Culture References for the name Graham

Dr. John Graham Bretton, from "Villette" by Charlotte Bronte
King Graham, protagonist from the video game "King's Quest V"
(Sheriff) Graham, a character in the TV series "Once Upon a Time"
Graham Dalton, from "Sex, Lies, and Videotape," played by James Spader
Graham Sandoval, character in Lifetime's "The Client List"
Graham crackers, a type of cracker confectionery, an ingredient in s'mores
Graham Eaton, female character from the movie "But I'm a Cheerleader," played by Clea DuVall
Will Graham, character in the TV series "Hannibal"
Ashley Graham, character from the video game "Resident Evil 4"
Graham Hawtrey, character in film "The Internship"
Graham, character in "The 100"

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

Graham's International Variations

Graeme (Scottish)