Grover

First Name
27k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
18k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Grover

"Grover" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the Grove". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A topographic surname​ for someone who lived near a grove.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname. Popular in the USA in the 1880s and 1890s when Grover Cleveland was President.

Notable Persons Named Grover

Grover Cleveland was a President of the United States, 34th Mayor of Buffalo, 17th Sheriff of Erie County, and New York. Grover was given the name Stephen Grover Cleveland on March 18th, 1837 in Caldwell, New Jersey, U.S. He passed away on June 24th, 1908.

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Grover Norquist is a political. Grover was given the name Grover Glenn Norquist on October 19th, 1956 in Sharon, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Grover is a fictional character.

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Grover Cleveland Alexander was a baseball player. Grover was born on February 26th, 1887 in Elba, Nebraska. He left this life on November 4th, 1950.

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Grover Dale is an actor, choreography, dance, theatre director, pedagogy, choreographer, dancer, director, and pedagogue. He was most prominent from 1953 to 2010. Grover was given the name Grover Robert Aitken on July 22nd, 1935 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. Grover is also known as Aitken and Grover Robert.

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Grover Krantz was a scientist in the field of biological anthropology. Grover was given the name Grover Sanders Krantz on November 5th, 1931 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. He breathed his last breath on February 14th, 2002.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Grover

Karan Singh Grover is an actor and model. His ongoing career started in 2004. Karan was born on February 23rd, 1982 in New Delhi, India.

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Sunil Grover is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2002.

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Gulshan Grover is an actor and film producer. He has been prominent since 1980. Gulshan was born on September 21st, 1955 in New Delhi.

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Karan V Grover is an actor and chemical engineer. He has had major accomplishments since 2004. Karan was born on June 22nd, 1982 in Mumbai.

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Varun Grover is a screenplay writer, lyricist, and director. He has been prominent since 2004. Varun was born on January 26th, 1980 in Sundernagar, Himachal Pradesh, India.

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Grover is a fictional character.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 18 0 18
1881 32 0 32
1882 56 0 56
1883 127 0 127
1884 809 7 802 #20 boy name
1885 774 6 768 #20 boy name
1886 407 0 407 #45 boy name
1887 290 0 290 #59 boy name
1888 474 0 474 #44 boy name
1889 210 0 210 #84 boy name
1890 177 0 177 #99 boy name
1891 163 0 163 #100 boy name
1892 459 5 454 #47 boy name
1893 289 0 289 #67 boy name
1894 118 0 118
1895 93 0 93
1896 74 0 74
1897 56 0 56
1898 41 0 41
1899 33 0 33
1900 52 0 52
1901 49 0 49
1902 45 0 45
1903 55 0 55
1904 58 0 58
1905 49 0 49
1906 65 0 65
1907 71 0 71
1908 85 0 85
1909 97 0 97
1910 113 0 113
1911 114 0 114
1912 219 0 219
1913 288 0 288
1914 416 0 416
1915 478 0 478
1916 591 0 591
1917 540 0 540
1918 678 5 673
1919 686 6 680
1920 694 10 684
1921 690 0 690
1922 640 7 633
1923 575 0 575
1924 575 9 566
1925 526 8 518
1926 537 7 530
1927 490 0 490
1928 472 0 472
1929 439 5 434
1930 401 0 401
1931 415 5 410
1932 381 0 381
1933 333 0 333
1934 316 0 316
1935 328 0 328
1936 282 0 282
1937 294 0 294
1938 336 0 336
1939 321 6 315
1940 308 0 308
1941 297 0 297
1942 332 0 332
1943 361 0 361
1944 343 0 343
1945 263 0 263
1946 318 6 312
1947 323 0 323
1948 332 0 332
1949 268 0 268
1950 334 0 334
1951 301 0 301
1952 271 0 271
1953 269 0 269
1954 216 0 216
1955 269 0 269
1956 233 0 233
1957 219 0 219
1958 200 0 200
1959 166 0 166
1960 172 0 172
1961 172 0 172
1962 158 0 158
1963 137 0 137
1964 156 0 156
1965 129 0 129
1966 112 0 112
1967 109 0 109
1968 102 0 102
1969 105 0 105
1970 98 0 98
1971 99 0 99
1972 82 0 82
1973 84 0 84
1974 74 0 74
1975 56 0 56
1976 68 0 68
1977 57 0 57
1978 48 0 48
1979 57 0 57
1980 46 0 46
1981 56 0 56
1982 41 0 41
1983 35 0 35
1984 38 0 38
1985 32 0 32
1986 34 0 34
1987 31 0 31
1988 32 0 32
1989 30 0 30
1990 26 0 26
1991 19 0 19
1992 18 0 18
1993 20 0 20
1994 9 0 9
1995 12 0 12
1996 17 0 17
1997 15 0 15
1998 11 0 11
1999 16 0 16
2000 17 0 17
2001 12 0 12
2002 15 0 15
2003 11 0 11
2004 12 0 12
2005 10 0 10
2006 15 0 15
2007 13 0 13
2008 15 0 15
2009 10 0 10
2010 17 0 17
2011 9 0 9
2012 9 0 9
2013 28 0 28
2014 15 0 15
2015 19 0 19
2016 17 0 17

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Popularity of Grover as a first name

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Popularity of Grover as a last name

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Common last names for Grover

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Thompson
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Jackson
  • White
  • Hall
  • Martin
  • Harris
  • King
  • Clark

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Grover U.S.
  White 82.01% 64.26%
  African American 6.13% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 6.63% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.92% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.37% 16.26%

Of Last Name Grover

People with the last name Grover are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Grover

  • How Popular is the name Grover? Grover is the 1,444th most popular name of all time. As a last name Grover was the 2,056th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Grover have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 26,974 babies born with the first name Grover in the United States. That's more than enough people named Grover to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Grover? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 18 new born babies.
  • When was Grover first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Grover is Sunday, June 4th, 1848.
  • What year had the most people named Grover born? The highest recorded use of the first name Grover was in 1884 with a total of 802 babies.
  • Random Grover Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Grover ranks 99th in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, 55 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Grover: Your name in reverse order is Revorg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eorrgv. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Grover? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 17,534 people with the last name Grover.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Grover? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Grover as their last name.

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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).
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