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Gender: Female Meaning of Grania: "grain of corn" Origin of Grania: Irish, variation of Grainne (gran-ya)

The name Grania is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "grain of corn". Grania and is often added to lists like Best One-of-a-Kind Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Harry Potter themed CAF - PART 2/3".

From the experts:

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. Grania is popular in Ireland and possible here, especially in this Anglicized spelling.

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Famous People Named Grania

Grania (or Grace) O'Malley (born Gráinne Ní Mháille), Irish pirate
Grania Meve Rosaura, Lady Normanby, Irish heiress of the Guinness brewing family
Grania Rosette Makatu Rubomboras, Ugandan electrical engineer and corporate executive
Grania Sybil Enid Langrishe, Irish botanical illustrator and artist
Grania Davis, American SF novelist

Pop Culture References for the name Grania

"Diarmuid and Grania," play in poetic prose co-written by George Moore and W. B. Yeats


Zelliew Says:


It's too close to Granny for me

ashbee Says:


Two mythical figures, a goddess, and a pirate? Enchanting. I say it "GRAW-nia."

kendelbell Says:


Not a huge fan of this name... Like it's meaning, quite literally reminds me of grains.