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

Grania Origin and Meaning

The name Grania is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "grain of corn".

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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Zelliew Says:

2015-10-16T23:24:02

It's too close to Granny for me

ashbee Says:

2015-10-16T21:42:12

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

kendelbell Says:

2015-03-20T08:14:18

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