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since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name Grimes

  • When was the first name Grimes first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Grimes is Friday, November 28th, 1884.
  • How unique is the name Grimes? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Grimes. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Grimes: Your name in reverse order is Semirg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Irsgme. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Grimes? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 50,245 people with the last name Grimes.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Grimes? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 17 of them will have Grimes as their last name.
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Popularity of Grimes as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Grimes U.S.
  White 74.91% 64.26%
  African American 19.49% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.18% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.45% 16.26%

Of Last Name Grimes

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

  1. An English surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Grimes

Shenae Grimes

Shenae Grimes is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Shenae was born in 1989 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Scott Grimes

Scott Grimes is a singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, and actor specializing in rock, soft rock, pop rock, and adult contemporary music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1983 to present. Scott was born in 1971 as Scott Richard Grimes in Lowell, Massachusetts, United States.


Burleigh Grimes

Burleigh Grimes is a MLB player. Burleigh was born in 1893 in Emerald, Wisconsin.


What does the name Grimes mean?

Gis for golden, memories you share.

Ris for relax, you know how!

Iis for inventor, how many things will you create?

Mis for mighty, your inner strength.

Eis for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

Sis for serene, your calm time.

Past life for Grimes born Nov 23, 1951

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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 Bulgaria approximately on 1025. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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