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 Celebrity Surnames as Firsts and discussed in our forums with posts like "Harry Potter House Sorting Name Game".
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.'