Grayson - Meaning of Grayson
[ 2 syll. gray-son, gr-ays-on ] The baby boy name Grayson is pronounced GREY-SahN †. Grayson's origin, as well as its use, is in the English language. The name is of the meaning 'son of Grave, son of the steward'. It is from son ; greyve meaning 'steward'. The first name is derived from the English surname, which is ultimately of the first name Grave of the Old English element greyve. The name Grave could have originated as a nickname for someone working as a steward.
Grayson is a widely used name; it has 27 variations. Variations include Gracsan, Graesen, Graesin, Graeson, Graesun, Graesyn, Graisan, Graisen, Graisin, Graison, Graisun, Graisyn, Gray, Graysan, Graysen, Graysin, Graysun, Graysyn, Grey, Greydon, Greysan, Greysen, Greysin, Greysun, and Greysyn. The pet form Sonny, and the variant spelling Greyson are other English forms.
Grayson is very popular as a baby name for boys, and it is also considered trendy. The name's popularity has been rising since the 1980s; before that, it was of only very modest use. At the recent peak of its usage in 2018, 0.443% of baby boys were given the name Grayson. Its ranking then was #32. Out of all boy names in its group, Grayson was the most popular in 2018. Grayson was more regularly used than the next most popular name, Greyson, by 81% in that year.
Baby names that sound like Grayson include Greyson, Garan, Garen, Garran, Garren, Garrsen, Garrson, Garrsun, Garsen, Garson, Garsun, Garwen, Gersan, Gersham, Gershawn, Gershem, Gershim, Gershom, Gershon, and Gershoom.
† Pronunciation for Grayson: G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"