Color names like Ruby, Blue, Scarlet, Jade, Violet, Ash, and Ebony have been super trendy in the 2020s, and Gray is no exception. While it hasn't been a top 1,000 baby name in the United States since the early 1900s, we expect it to make it back onto the list, especially with the popularity of names like Grayson. One-syllable boy names are also trendy right now, whether you're using it for a given or middle name.
Meaning and Origin of the Name Gray:
Gray is a word name with English origins. It's also a common surname in Scotland, Ireland, and England. It was most likely first used as a surname for someone with gray hair. Gray is most likely derived from the Old English word “græg”. The name refers to the color of the same name.
Symbolism of the Name Gray:
Many people find symbolism in colors, including gray. It's often thought to symbolize neutrality and balance. Because it's a blend of black and white, some people may find symbolism there.
Nicknames for the Name Gray:
There aren't a ton of choices out there when it comes to nicknames for somebody named Gray. Still, though, there are some options. Check out the full list:
Style of the Name Gray:
Gender of the Name Gray:
Gray is a boy's baby name.
Pronunciation of the Name Gray:
Number of Syllables in the Name Gray:
Emotion Evoked From the Name Gray:
The baby name Gray evokes images of someone who is wise and thoughtful.
Alternative Spellings for the Name Gray:
Popularity of the Name Gray:
According to the Social Security Administration, Gray was a top 1,000 baby name for boys in the United States in 1900 and 1901. It last ranked at number 990 in 1901. The name has not spent any time on the list in the 21st century.
Related Names for the Name Gray:
Great Middle Names for Gray and Their Meanings:
- River (river)
- Michael (who is like God)
- Oliver (olive tree)
- Caspian (white)
- Theodore gift of God)
- Dylan (son of the sea)
- Ezra (help, helper)
- Felix (happy)
- Andrew (strong and manly)
Famous People with the Name Gray:
Grays in Popular Culture:
- Gray Grantham (character in the book and movie “The Pelican Brief”)
- Gray Mitchell (character in the movie “Jurassic World”)
- Gray (character from the “Harvest Moon” games)
- Gray Wing (character from the “Warriors” book series by Erin Hunter)
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