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142k
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in 2010

Grant

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 52 0 52
1881 33 0 33
1882 41 0 41
1883 32 0 32
1884 41 0 41
1885 59 0 59
1886 69 0 69
1887 48 0 48
1888 45 0 45
1889 39 0 39
1890 65 0 65
1891 56 0 56
1892 64 0 64
1893 55 0 55
1894 62 0 62
1895 77 0 77
1896 71 0 71
1897 72 0 72
1898 52 0 52
1899 40 0 40
1900 82 0 82
1901 45 0 45
1902 54 0 54
1903 61 0 61
1904 58 0 58
1905 63 0 63
1906 64 0 64
1907 75 0 75
1908 79 0 79
1909 59 0 59
1910 96 0 96
1911 67 0 67
1912 169 0 169
1913 186 0 186
1914 253 0 253
1915 357 0 357
1916 351 0 351
1917 398 0 398
1918 435 0 435
1919 406 0 406
1920 391 0 391
1921 411 0 411
1922 417 0 417
1923 381 0 381
1924 368 0 368
1925 373 0 373
1926 339 5 334
1927 346 0 346
1928 309 0 309
1929 296 0 296
1930 305 0 305
1931 260 0 260
1932 271 0 271
1933 253 0 253
1934 271 0 271
1935 288 0 288
1936 251 0 251
1937 275 0 275
1938 285 0 285
1939 290 0 290
1940 317 0 317
1941 373 0 373
1942 403 0 403
1943 417 0 417
1944 390 0 390
1945 343 0 343
1946 388 0 388
1947 451 0 451
1948 419 0 419
1949 465 0 465
1950 471 0 471
1951 505 0 505
1952 549 0 549
1953 552 0 552
1954 624 0 624
1955 607 0 607
1956 617 0 617
1957 639 0 639
1958 588 0 588
1959 588 0 588
1960 719 0 719
1961 812 0 812
1962 773 0 773
1963 781 0 781
1964 668 0 668
1965 620 0 620
1966 628 0 628
1967 578 0 578
1968 573 0 573
1969 658 0 658
1970 789 5 784
1971 669 7 662
1972 577 0 577
1973 582 6 576
1974 616 0 616
1975 725 5 720
1976 718 0 718
1977 731 6 725
1978 825 5 820
1979 1,018 8 1,010
1980 1,117 9 1,108
1981 1,102 6 1,096
1982 1,179 7 1,172
1983 1,560 9 1,551
1984 1,594 9 1,585
1985 1,661 10 1,651
1986 1,498 14 1,484
1987 1,569 7 1,562
1988 1,631 10 1,621
1989 1,680 0 1,680
1990 1,696 5 1,691
1991 1,739 6 1,733
1992 1,919 8 1,911
1993 2,158 0 2,158
1994 2,279 0 2,279
1995 3,211 5 3,206
1996 3,205 0 3,205
1997 3,314 0 3,314
1998 3,019 5 3,014
1999 2,939 0 2,939
2000 3,172 0 3,172
2001 2,927 5 2,922
2002 3,076 0 3,076
2003 2,916 0 2,916
2004 2,826 11 2,815
2005 2,663 6 2,657
2006 2,696 8 2,688
2007 2,568 0 2,568
2008 2,863 0 2,863
2009 2,732 7 2,725
2010 2,537 0 2,537
2011 2,539 0 2,539
2012 2,467 0 2,467
2013 2,418 0 2,418
2014 2,644 8 2,636
2015 2,349 0 2,349

Fun Facts about the name Grant

  • How many people with the first name Grant have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 118,040 babies born with the first name Grant in the United States. That's more than enough people named Grant to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Grant? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 52 new born babies.
  • When was Grant first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Grant is Friday, August 25th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Grant born? The highest recorded use of the first name Grant was in 1997 with a total of 3,314 babies. That's a lot of babies named Grant!
  • Random Grant Factoid: According to the 1973 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Grant ranks 93rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 15 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1973.
  • Weird things about the name Grant: Your name in reverse order is Tnarg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Trnga. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Grant? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 142,277 people with the last name Grant.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Grant? Grant was ranked as the 196th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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Popularity of Grant as a first name

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Popularity of Grant as a last name

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Common last names for Grant

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Davis
  • Jones
  • Nelson
  • Lewis
  • Thompson
  • Harris
  • Martin
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Peterson
  • Jackson
  • Walker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Grant U.S.
  White 55.36% 64.26%
  African American 37.91% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.08% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.35% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.79% 16.26%

Of Last Name Grant

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Grant" mean? The list below shows the origins of Grant as well as things modernly associated with the name Grant such as celebrities named Grant.

English

Origin and Meaning of Grant

The name "Grant" is of English origin, and it means "Great". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Grant
Senses
  1. To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the possession or title of; to convey; -- usually in answer to petition." Grant me the place of this threshing floor." [1 Chron. xxi. 22.]
  2. To bestow or confer, with or without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give."Wherefore did God grant me my request." [Milton.]
  3. To admit as true what is not yet satisfactorily proved; to yield belief to; to allow; to yield; to concede." Grant that the Fates have firmed by their decree." [Dryden.]
    synonyms: To give; confer; bestow; convey; transfer; admit; allow; concede. See Give.

Etymology: OE. graunten granten, OF. graanter craanter creanter, to promise, yield, LL. creantare to promise, assure, for (assumed LLcredentare to make believe, fr. L. credens, p. pr. of credere to believe. See Creed Credit

verb Grant
To assent; to consent.
noun Grant
Senses
  1. The act of granting; a bestowing or conferring; concession; allowance; permission.
  2. The yielding or admission of something in dispute.
  3. The thing or property granted; a gift; a boon.Especially:a sum of money given to an institution, group, or individual for a specific purpose, such as for scientific research; as, he got a million-dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health to study cancer.
  4. [Law] A transfer of property by deed or writing; especially, an appropriation or conveyance made by the government; as, a grant of land or of money; also, the deed or writing by which the transfer is made.

Note: Grants for research and other purposes are given usually by government agencies, charitable foundations, or industrial organizations.

Note: ☞ Formerly, in English law, the term was specifically applied to transfers of incorporeal hereditaments, expectant estates, and letters patent from government and such is its present application in some of the United States. But now, in England the usual mode of transferring realty is by grant; and so, in some of the United States, the term grant is applied to conveyances of every kind of real property.

Etymology: OE. grant graunt, OF. graant creant, promise, assurance. See Grant (v. t.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The act of providing a subsidy
  2. A right or privilege that has been granted
  3. A contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business
  4. 18th President of the United States; commander of the Union armies in the American Civil War (1822-1885)
  5. United States actor (born in England) who was the elegant leading man in many films (1904-1986)
  6. Scottish painter; cousin of Lytton Strachey and member of the Bloomsbury Group (1885-1978)
  7. (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance
  8. Any monetary aid
  9. Be willing to concede ("I grant you this much")
  10. Allow to have ("grant a privilege")
  11. Let have ("grant permission")
  12. Transfer by deed ("grant land")
  13. Give as judged due or on the basis of merit ("Funds are granted to qualified researchers")
  14. Give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
  15. Bestow, especially officially ("grant a degree" and "This bill grants us new rights")
  1. An English surname​ and a Scottish clan name, from a nickname meaning "large".
  2. A male given name, transferred from the surname.

Grant was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons With the Name Grant

Grant Gustin

Grant Gustin is an actor, singer, and dancer. He has been prominent since 2003. Grant was given the name Thomas Grant Gustin on January 14th, 1990 in Norfolk, Virginia. Grant is also known as Gustin and Thomas Grant.

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Grant Tinker

Grant Tinker is a television producer and executive. Grant was given the name Grant Almerin Tinker on January 11th, 1925 in Stamford, Connecticut.

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Grant Hill

Grant Hill is a basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, and Los Angeles Clippers in the National Basketball Association. He was most prominent from 1994 to 2013. Grant was born on October 5th, 1972 in Dallas.

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Grant Imahara

Grant Imahara is an electronics and radio control expert, actor, electronics, radio control, and electronicsandradio controlexpert. Grant was given the name Grant Masaru Imahara on October 23rd, 1970 in Los Angeles.

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Grant Achatz

Grant Achatz is a noteworthy somebody. Grant was born on April 25th, 1974.

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Grant Wood

Grant Wood was an artist in the field of painting. Grant was given the name Grant DeVolson Wood on February 13th, 1891 in Anamosa, Iowa. He died on February 12th, 1942.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Grant

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey is a baroque pop, dream pop, independent music, rock music, and trip hop musician. She holds the title Kill Kill" and Million Dollar Man". Her ongoing career started in 2005. Lana was given the name Elizabeth Woolridge Grant on June 21st, 1985 in New York City, New York, U.S. Lana is also known as Lizzy Grant, May Jailer, and Lana Del Ray.

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Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant was an 18th President of the United States, and 6th Commanding General of the United States Army. His military service ended in 1854. Ulysses was born on April 27th, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio. He breathed his last breath on July 23rd, 1885.

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Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant is an actor, film producer, and producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1982. Hugh was given the name Hugh John Mungo Grant on September 9th, 1960 in Hammersmith, London, England.

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Cary Grant

Cary Grant was an actor. He was most prominent from 1922 to 1966. Cary was given the name Archibald Alexander Leach on January 18th, 1904 in Horfield, Bristol, England. Cary is also known as Archie Leach. He died on November 29th, 1986.

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Richard E. Grant

Richard E. Grant is an actor, screenwriter, and director. He has been prominent since 1987. Richard was given the name Richard Grant Esterhuysen on May 5th, 1957 in Mbabane. Richard is also known as Richard Grant.

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Amy Grant

Amy Grant is a contemporary christian music, pop rock, and soft rock singer-songwriter, musician, author, and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1976. Amy was given the name Amy Lee Grant on November 25th, 1960 in Augusta, Georgia, U.S.

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  • Lee Child
    (writer)
  • Jerami Grant
    (basketball player)
  • Beth Grant
    (actress)
  • Lee Grant
    (actress)
  • Beanie Sigel
    (musician)
  • Mary Seacole
    (nurse)
  • Jennifer Grant
    (actress)
  • Eddy Grant
    (musician)
  • Clare Grant
    (actress)
  • Avram Grant
    (soccer manager)
  • Katharine Houghton
    (actress)
  • John Grant
    (musician)
  • Brea Grant
    (actress / author)
  • Julia Grant
    (First Lady of the United States)

What does the name Grant mean?

Gis for grand, the life you will live.

Ris for romp, you know how to have fun!

Ais for accepting, your forgiving nature.

Nis for nurturing, the care you provide to all

Tis for treat, that you always are.

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