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Quick Facts on Graham

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • English, Scottish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 1
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 203
Simple meaning:
Gravel homestead

Characteristics of Graham

  • Communicative
  • Creative
  • Optimistic
  • Popular
  • Social
  • Dramatic
  • Happy

Etymology & Historical Origin - Graham

Graham is a name that has long been associated with the Scots, when in reality it has Anglo-Saxon roots. Graham developed as a surname in England, derived from a location name, specifically Grantham in Lincolnshire (incidentally Margaret Thatcher’s birthplace). The word comes from the Olde English elements “grand” meaning ‘gravel’ and “ham” meaning ‘homestead’. The surname dates back to the 11th century and was taken to Scotland by the 12th century. Almost all people with the last name Graham are descended from the Norman baron William de Graham, holder of the manor in Lincolnshire. The Scottish clan motto is “Ne oublie” (‘don’t forget’). There is also a Scottish legend that Gram (or Gramus) was a Caledonian warrior who fought against the Romans and penetrated the Antoine Wall across the central belt of Scotland (an area now known as Graham’s Dyke).

Popularity of the Name Graham

While Graham has maintained a spot on the U.S. popularity charts for over 100 years, his usage has been low to moderate at best. In fact, the name is experiencing the height of his success right now (which is still only moderate). Nonetheless, as you can see from the graph below, Graham is showing upwards momentum. Like Nigel, Simon or Evan, Graham has a very English sound to it. Many people associate this name with the Scots, also giving him some Scottish pride. Like the Graham family motto suggests, it’s as if this name is saying, hey ‘don’t forget’ about me! Graham is a simple, one-syllable, unfussy name. His quality is more genteel than masculine. Many people think this name may be too plain or dull, but to us, it’s an absolutely handsome name!
Popularity of the Boy Name Graham
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Graham

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Graham

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Graham

    Graham We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Graham.

  • Popular Songs on Graham

    Popular Songs on Graham

    Graham - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Graham.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Graham

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Graham

    Raymond and Graham Rule the School (Mike Knudson) - A rollicking, laugh-out-loud look at fourth grade through the eyes of two lifelong pals. The boys figure that this year, since they are the oldest kids at East Millcreek Elementary, they'll rule the school, but nothing seems to work out as planned. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Raymond and Graham: Bases Loaded (Mike Knudson) - Best friends Raymond and Graham couldn't be more excited for the start of baseball season. But can they defeat their rival team and win the minor league championships? On the long road to glory, they must contend with plenty of trials and humiliations, including class picture day, a mean bully, and a week with a surprise substitute teacher: Raymond's mom! The School Library Journal says: "This story will likely appeal to young baseball fans." Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Raymond and Graham: Cool Campers (Mike Knudson) - It's time for camp, and fourth-graders Raymond and Graham are excited about their week at Camp Grizzly. This summer they plan to be the coolest kids at camp, but when they arrive they quickly find out that they are more like the Geek Patrol than Cool Campers. So they decide to figure out who the coolest guy in camp is and copy everything he does. But will they end up being cool? Or are they doomed to be the biggest geeks in camp? Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Raymond and Graham: Dancing Dudes (Mike Knudson) - A humorous, lighthearted look at the beginning of the tween years, illustrated with amusing cartoon drawings. When Raymond is labeled a "baby" by the class bully, he turns to his friend Graham for lessons on how to be a manly fourth grader. Recommended for ages 9-12.

  • Famous People Named Graham

    Famous People Named Graham

    Famous People Named Graham - Graham Nash (musician); Graham Greene (author); Graham Chapman (member of Monty Python); Graham Colton (musician); Alexander Graham Bell (inventor of the telephone)

  • Children of Famous People Named Graham

    Children of Famous People Named Graham

    Graham - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Graham.

  • Historic Figures

    Graham - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Graham - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Graham.

Personality of the Boy Name Graham

The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.

Variations of the Baby Name - Graham

  • No Variations Found.
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