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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Graham

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  • A user from Indiana, United States says the name Graham is of English origin and means "Gravel,sturdy".

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  1. Flour made by grinding the entire wheat berry including the bran; (`whole meal flour' is British usage)
  2. United States dancer and choreographer whose work was noted for its austerity and technical rigor (1893-1991)
  3. United States evangelical preacher famous as a mass evangelist (born in 1918)
Wiktionary

Scottish surname originating from a place Grantham in Lincolnshire, Old English grand "gravel" + hām "homestead".

  1. A Scottish surname​ and clan name.
  2. A male given name, transferred from the surname.
  3. A census-designated place in Alabama.
  4. A city in Appling County, Georgia.
  5. One of two communities in Indiana.
  6. A census-designated place in Kentucky.
  7. A city in Missouri.
  8. A city and county seat in North Carolina.
  9. A city and county seat in Texas.
  10. A census-designated place in Washington.

Notable Persons Named Graham

He was most active from 1992 to present. Graham was given the name Graham William Walker on April 4th, 1963 in Clondalkin, Dublin, Ireland.

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Graham Chapman was a comedian, writer, and actor. He was most prominent from 1960 to 1989. Graham was given the name Graham Arthur Chapman on January 8th, 1941 in Leicester, England. Graham is also known as Gray Chapman. He breathed his last breath on October 4th, 1989.

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Graham Greene was a literary fiction and thriller (genre) writer. He was most active from 1925 to 1991. Graham was given the name Henry Graham Greene on October 2nd, 1904 in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England. He left this life on April 3rd, 1991.

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Graham Nash is a rock, roll, pop music, folk rock, and soft rock musician, songwriter, activist, digital photographer, and digital photography. His ongoing career started in 1958. Graham was given the name Graham William Nash on February 2nd, 1942 in Blackpool, Lancashire.

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Graham McTavish is an actor and voice actor. His ongoing career started in 1986. Graham was born on January 4th, 1961 in Glasgow.

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Graham Phillips is an actor, singer, and singing. He has been prominent since 2002. Graham was given the name Graham David Phillips on April 14th, 1993 in Laguna Beach, California, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Graham

Lauren Graham is an actress, producer, novelist, actor, and film producer. Her ongoing career started in 1995. Lauren was given the name Lauren Helen Graham on March 16th, 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

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Drake is a rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. They were most active from 2006 to present. Drake was given the name Aubrey Drake Graham on October 24th, 1986 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Heather Graham is an actress, film producer, writer, and model. She has had major accomplishments since 1984. Heather was given the name Heather Joan Graham on January 29th, 1970 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.

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Ashley Graham is a model and model (people). Ashley was given the name Ashley Ann Graham on October 30th, 1987 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Ashley is also known as Ervin and Ashley (married surname).

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Billy Graham is an evangelism and evangelist. He holds the title Doctor and Doctor (honorary). Billy was given the name William Franklin Graham, Jr. on November 7th, 1918 in , U.S.

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Lindsey Graham is an office holder. His military service ended in 1988. Lindsey was born on July 9th, 1955 in Central, South Carolina.

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How popular is the baby name Graham in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 5 0 5
1882 7 0 7
1883 7 0 7
1884 6 0 6
1885 5 0 5
1886 7 0 7
1887 9 0 9
1888 8 0 8
1889 7 0 7
1890 5 0 5
1891 7 0 7
1892 13 0 13
1893 6 0 6
1894 12 0 12
1895 14 0 14
1897 7 0 7
1898 10 0 10
1899 5 0 5
1900 15 0 15
1902 8 0 8
1903 13 0 13
1904 12 0 12
1905 12 0 12
1906 12 0 12
1907 17 0 17
1908 18 0 18
1909 19 0 19
1910 26 0 26
1911 28 0 28
1912 48 0 48
1913 53 0 53
1914 68 0 68
1915 103 5 98
1916 109 0 109
1917 92 0 92
1918 85 0 85
1919 93 0 93
1920 108 0 108
1921 129 0 129
1922 105 0 105
1923 117 0 117
1924 90 0 90
1925 95 0 95
1926 101 0 101
1927 94 0 94
1928 117 0 117
1929 106 0 106
1930 102 0 102
1931 100 0 100
1932 113 0 113
1933 100 0 100
1934 111 0 111
1935 116 0 116
1936 95 0 95
1937 102 0 102
1938 112 0 112
1939 86 0 86
1940 86 0 86
1941 101 0 101
1942 100 0 100
1943 93 0 93
1944 99 0 99
1945 78 0 78
1946 100 0 100
1947 112 0 112
1948 93 0 93
1949 101 0 101
1950 97 0 97
1951 106 0 106
1952 93 0 93
1953 92 0 92
1954 92 0 92
1955 81 0 81
1956 96 0 96
1957 96 0 96
1958 107 0 107
1959 111 0 111
1960 94 0 94
1961 111 0 111
1962 107 0 107
1963 115 0 115
1964 99 0 99
1965 88 0 88
1966 103 0 103
1967 106 0 106
1968 116 6 110
1969 161 0 161
1970 175 0 175
1971 205 0 205
1972 195 0 195
1973 175 0 175
1974 187 0 187
1975 233 0 233
1976 249 0 249
1977 249 0 249
1978 298 0 298
1979 366 0 366
1980 453 6 447
1981 448 0 448
1982 474 0 474
1983 531 6 525
1984 516 0 516
1985 528 6 522
1986 564 0 564
1987 475 0 475
1988 488 0 488
1989 499 0 499
1990 587 5 582
1991 629 0 629
1992 571 0 571
1993 673 5 668
1994 589 0 589
1995 639 6 633
1996 577 0 577
1997 559 5 554
1998 606 6 600
1999 598 0 598
2000 618 0 618
2001 636 5 631
2002 623 6 617
2003 662 0 662
2004 622 6 616
2005 670 0 670
2006 649 0 649
2007 802 5 797
2008 1,038 7 1,031
2009 1,328 0 1,328
2010 1,189 0 1,189
2011 1,363 7 1,356
2012 1,724 9 1,715
2013 1,891 8 1,883
2014 2,048 10 2,038
2015 2,386 10 2,376
2016 2,256 13 2,243
2017 2,112 11 2,101

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Popularity of Graham as a first name

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Popularity of Graham as a last name

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Common last names for Graham

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Jackson
  • Davis
  • Campbell
  • Williams
  • Thompson
  • Wright
  • Lewis

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Graham U.S.
  White 70.02% 64.26%
  African American 23.99% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.80% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.13% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.55% 16.26%

Of Last Name Graham

People with the last name Graham are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Graham

  • What name lists does Graham rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Graham? Graham is the 1,124th most popular name of all time. As a last name Graham was the 120th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Graham have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 42,057 babies born with the first name Graham in the United States. That's more than enough people named Graham to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Graham? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Graham first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Graham is Saturday, December 6th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Graham born? The highest recorded use of the first name Graham was in 2015 with a total of 2,376 babies. That's a lot of babies named Graham!
  • Random Graham Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Graham ranks 91st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 7 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Graham: Your name in reverse order is Maharg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aagrhm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Graham? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 201,159 people with the last name Graham.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Graham? Graham was ranked as the 120th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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