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 One-Syllable Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
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.'