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Gender: Male Meaning of Grant: "large" Origin of Grant: Scottish from French Grant's Popularity in 2017: #172

The name Grant is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "large". Grant is ranked #172 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

One-time beach-boy compadre of Glenn, Greg, and Gary that originated as a nickname for a tall person, Grant has become a no-nonsense, career-oriented grown-up and one that is seeing new appreciation. It was chosen for his son by actor Morris Chestnut. It has cultural cred via artist Grant Wood, whose best known painting is 'American Gothic.'

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Famous People Named Grant

Grant DeVolson Wood, American painter
Grant Morrison, Scottish comic book writer
Grant Green, American jazz musician and composer
Grantley Jonathan "Grant" Nicholas, Welsh musician of rock band Feeder
Grant Goodeve, American actor
(Thomas) Grant Gustin, American Actor
Grant Scott Fuhr, Canadian ice hockey player
Grant William Masche, sextuplet on reality TV show "Raising Sextuplets"
Grant Alan Show, American actor
Grant Chestnut, son of American actor Morris Chestnut
Grant Henry Hill, American pro basketballer
Grant Robison, American Olympic runner
(Herbert) Grant Adcox, American NASCAR driver
Grant Masaru Imahara, American electronics expert on TV's "Mythbusters"
Ulysses Simpson Grant, 18th President of the United States; Union Civil War general
Cary Grant, Anglo-American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Grant

Grant Loud, character in An American Family
Grant Mitchell, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Grant Ward, an agent on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Fitzgerald Thomas Grant III, character on Scandal
Steven Grant "Steve" Rogers aka Captain America, Marvel Comics superhero
Grant Brody, character in video game "Far Cry 3"
Grant Wilson, character in 2016 TV movie "Backstabbed"
Grant, rock type gym leader in Pokémon XY
Grant Devon, character on TV's "Famous in Love"
Grant MacLaren, character on "TV's Travelers"

Grantlen, Grantland, Grantley


Create the universe Says:


My brother is named grant, and he is 18. He is broad and tall and kind of a genius. Cant think of a better name for him.

JossieChris Says:


I see this as a name for someone really tall. I don't know that I like that it has both rant and ant in it. But it is solid.

stella2007 Says:


I never really paid attention to this name before but I really love it the more I hear it. Grant is simple and strong.

Skittlewiddles Says:


I see it as a "good guy" name. :)

LV51sfan91 Says:


Wow! I'm the first? I think this is a strong name for a boy and man. For me it has special religious meaning as in "God granted me with a son." Love this name!