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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

Want to know about the popularity of the Grant baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 118,040 babies born with the name Grant in the United States. That's more than enough Grants to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 52 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Grant" was in 1997 with a total of 3,314 babies. (That's a lot of baby Grants)

According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Grant" ranks #95 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 55 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 1998. Across the entire United States a total of 3,019 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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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.

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")

Grant Hill

Grant Hill is a basketball biography. Grant was born in 1972 in Dallas, Texas.

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Grant Show

Grant Show is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1984 to present. Grant was born in 1962 as Grant Alan Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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Grant Green

Grant Green is a musician and songwriter specializing in soul jazz, hard bop, jazz blues, and post-bop music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1959 to 1978. Grant was born in 1931.

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Grant Hackett

Grant Hackett is a swimmer. Grant was born in 1980 in Southport, Queensland.

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Grant Heslov

Grant Heslov is an actor, producer, screenwriter, and director with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1982 to present. Grant was born in 1963 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Grant Fuhr

Grant Fuhr is an ice hockey player. Grant was born in 1962 in Spruce Grove, AB, CAN.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Grant

Grant And Danny
Grant Cardone
Grant Gustin
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Grant Paulsen
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Grant Movie Theater

Alternative Meanings

G is for great, that describes you.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

T is for treasure, of your friendship.

Your name in reverse order is "Tnarg". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Gnatr". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Grant born Aug 21, 1944

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern China approximately on 1350. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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