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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Grayson mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Grayson

"Grayson" is a name of English origin, and it means "Son of the Grey-Haired One". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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From Middle English greyve (“steward”) +‎ -son.

  1. A patronymic surname​ for a son of a steward.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Grayson

Grayson Perry is an artist in the field of fine art. He holds the title Grayson Perry's voice. Grayson was born on March 24th, 1960 in Chelmsford.

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Grayson Allen is a basketball player. Grayson was born on October 8th, 1995 in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Grayson Hall was an actress and actor. She has been prominent since 1950. Grayson was given the name Shirley H. Grossman on September 18th, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Grayson is also known as Shirley Grayson. She left this life on August 7th, 1985.

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Grayson Russell is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2005. Grayson was born on December 27th, 1998 in Clanton, Alabama.

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Grayson McCouch is an actor. He has been prominent since 1993. Grayson was given the name Grayson Jonathan McCouch on October 29th, 1968 in New York City.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Grayson

Richard John "Dick" Grayson is a comics character.

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Dick Grayson is a comics character.

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Alan was born on March 13th, 1958 in The Bronx, New York, U.S.

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Kathryn Grayson was an actress/singer. She was most prominent from 1941 to 1998. Kathryn was given the name Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick on February 9th, 1922 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S. She passed away on February 17th, 2010.

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Louise Minchin is a journalist, presenter, news presenter, and anchor. Louise was given the name Louise Mary Grayson on September 8th, 1968 in British Hong Kong.

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Markus Sebastian "Mark" Grayson is a comics character.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1905 6 0 6
1908 6 0 6
1910 5 0 5
1911 5 0 5
1912 12 0 12
1913 15 0 15
1914 15 0 15
1915 27 0 27
1916 24 0 24
1917 26 0 26
1918 25 0 25
1919 35 0 35
1920 28 0 28
1921 21 0 21
1922 33 0 33
1923 29 0 29
1924 28 0 28
1925 28 0 28
1926 26 0 26
1927 22 0 22
1928 26 0 26
1929 32 0 32
1930 16 0 16
1931 39 0 39
1932 20 0 20
1933 16 0 16
1934 20 0 20
1935 11 0 11
1936 25 0 25
1937 22 0 22
1938 25 0 25
1939 18 0 18
1940 17 0 17
1941 33 0 33
1942 26 0 26
1943 25 0 25
1944 27 0 27
1945 15 0 15
1946 19 0 19
1947 24 0 24
1948 37 0 37
1949 18 0 18
1950 29 0 29
1951 25 0 25
1952 29 0 29
1953 23 0 23
1954 28 0 28
1955 25 0 25
1956 24 0 24
1957 26 0 26
1958 16 0 16
1959 22 0 22
1960 36 0 36
1961 27 5 22
1962 26 0 26
1963 24 0 24
1964 26 0 26
1965 18 0 18
1966 31 0 31
1967 37 0 37
1968 28 0 28
1969 40 6 34
1970 45 0 45
1971 42 7 35
1972 36 7 29
1973 27 0 27
1974 36 0 36
1975 46 0 46
1976 40 0 40
1977 36 0 36
1978 50 5 45
1979 62 6 56
1980 78 8 70
1981 53 5 48
1982 63 7 56
1983 84 9 75
1984 105 5 100
1985 145 11 134
1986 143 10 133
1987 164 10 154
1988 164 13 151
1989 180 11 169
1990 241 13 228
1991 251 13 238
1992 298 19 279
1993 315 22 293
1994 409 24 385
1995 649 118 531
1996 692 110 582
1997 754 96 658
1998 843 118 725
1999 937 126 811
2000 1,086 160 926
2001 1,065 190 875
2002 1,085 156 929
2003 1,162 138 1,024
2004 1,355 159 1,196
2005 1,470 162 1,308
2006 1,823 143 1,680
2007 2,043 191 1,852
2008 2,268 154 2,114
2009 2,367 110 2,257
2010 3,485 131 3,354
2011 4,052 115 3,937 #97 boy name
2012 4,888 177 4,711 #86 boy name
2013 5,714 163 5,551 #77 boy name
2014 6,734 165 6,569 #63 boy name
2015 8,071 170 7,901 #47 boy name
2016 8,817 157 8,660 #37 boy name
2017 8,767 127 8,640 #34 boy name

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Popularity of Grayson as a first name

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Popularity of Grayson as a last name

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Common last names for Grayson

  • Smith
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Johnson
  • Evans
  • Moore
  • Walker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Grayson U.S.
  White 50.98% 64.26%
  African American 42.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.05% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.81% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.40% 16.26%

Of Last Name Grayson

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

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Fun Facts about the name Grayson

  • What name lists does Grayson rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Grayson? Grayson is the 787th most popular name of all time. In 2017 Grayson was the 34th most popular name. As a last name Grayson was the 2,138th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Grayson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 74,707 babies born with the first name Grayson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Grayson to occupy the country of Dominica with an estimated population of 71,293 (as of May 14, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Grayson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1905 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Grayson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Grayson is Thursday, March 1st, 1832.
  • What year had the most people named Grayson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Grayson was in 2016 with a total of 8,660 babies. That's a lot of babies named Grayson!
  • Random Grayson Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Grayson ranks 23rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, 187 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Grayson: Your name in reverse order is Nosyarg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Gsynroa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Grayson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 16,946 people with the last name Grayson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Grayson? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Grayson as their last name.

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