Gender: Male Meaning of Grover: "lives near a grove of trees" Origin of Grover: English

Grover Origin and Meaning

The name Grover is a boy's name of English origin meaning "lives near a grove of trees".

Forget the furry blue Muppet, forget corpulent President Cleveland (not too difficult), and consider this name anew. We think it's spunky, a little funky, and well worth a second look.

President (Stephen) Grover Cleveland is actually a more than respectable namesake. The only president to serve two non-consecutive terms, he was well liked and respected. Many children were named in his honor, including the major league Hall of Fame pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander. Another well known Grover is jazz saxophonist Grover Washington Jr.

Not surprisingly, Grover was at its most popular as a baby name around the time of Cleveland's presidency;it was Number 20 in 1884 and 1885.

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auroracallista Says:


I know that other people dislike it, but this name has honestly grown on me

Sjkopsa Says:


Sadly same here

danirose01 Says:


I think of Grover as a handsome name for a big, friendly golden retriever

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


There is a Grover in the Percy Jackson series. I have not read any of the books, myself, though, so I don't know how good they are.

DewiSofia Says:


I would really want to use this if it was 't for sesame street. Someone should write a good book with this name to make Grover a nice literary name.

Zelliew Says:


Exactly !

thenameprincess Says:


I never watched sesame street as a child and although I am familiar with most of the characters I had no idea there was a Grover on sesame street. My first connection was to the Percy Jackson books, Grover is one of my favorite characters.

HatGirl Says:


seriously. All i think about is sesame street