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Updated May 1, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : To shine

What does Grayson mean and stand for?

The name Grayson is of English origin and means both "to shine" and "son of the bailiff." The name has been popular since 1984.

Syllables: 4

How Popular Is The Name Grayson

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : patronymic from Grave 1.


According to Social Security Administration data, Grayson has been consistently popular, remaining in the top 50 since 2015, and in the top 100 since 2011.

However, it is the 12th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Grayson was at its peak popularity in December 2016.

Grayson, which is of English origin, has been in the top 1000 since 1984, but is rapidly increasing in popularity. Grayer, the child in The Nanny Diaries is thought to contribute to some of the popularity, as well as Tyler Christopher's choice to name is son Greysun.

Where is it Popular?

Grayson was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Grayson

  • Gray
  • Ray
  • Ray Ray
  • Son
  • Sonny

Pairs well with these middle names


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