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Son of a steward
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Grayson
Grayson is the transferred use of an English surname derived from an occupational name. The name originates from the Middle English “greyve” which came from the Old Norse-Viking “greifi” and signifies a person holding the position of a steward (someone in charge of an estate or property). The words actually mean ‘count’ or ‘earl’ since the steward was high-ranking and appointed by the monarchy to oversee/govern specific land or property. The name Grayson basically indicated the son of a steward. This occupation dates back to the early Middle Ages and the surname was eventually developed in later medieval times when the Domesday Book came into play. Grayson as a personal name is a recent invention and mainly isolated to the United States where surnames are often favored as given names.
Popularity of the Name Grayson
The name Grayson is distinct to the United States and exemplary of American parent’s love-affair with last names as first names. Grayson does not debut on the American popularity charts until 1984 so its usage is quite recent. Nonetheless, the name climbs more than 750 positions on the charts in a little more than 25 years. It has yet to become a Top 100 choice for parents, but it’s getting very close to that achievement. “Son of” names are an attraction for parents today; other popular examples would include Jackson, Carson and Bryson. Someone once remarked that the name Grayson sounded a bit like “grace in” which gave them the warm belief that grace was present. In any case, Grayson has increased 132 positions in the past five years alone, so this is one to watch. Given the name’s etymological origin, it has a certain nobility and prominence that sets it apart from other “son” names like Jackson and Carson, for example. There’s something genteel and aristocratic about it.
Popularity of the Boy Name Grayson
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Grayson
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Grayson
Grayson We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Grayson.
Popular Songs on Grayson
Grayson - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Grayson.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Grayson
Grayson Highlands Ponies (Leigh Bramblett) - Smokey, the stallion, tells what life is like as a wild pony living in Grayson Highlands State Park. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson (John Green) - What's in a name? A pretty fantastic book idea, for starters. At heart, Will Grayson, Will Grayson is about a couple of kids figuring out how to be themselves. Two of those kids happen to have the same name, and not much in common outside of that, but their serendipitous friendship sets the stage for a much larger, braver, and more candid story than the simplicity of the plot might suggest. The relevance for teens here is clear--high school is the only time in your life when you have the undivided opportunity to obsess over your every move, sentence, and outfit change--but the part about understanding who you are doesn't stop when you graduate. That's what makes Will Grayson, Will Grayson as interesting a pick for adults as it is for teens: the questions don't get simpler, but looking at them through the eyes of a 16-year-old brings a welcome sense of honesty and humor to this thing called life. No one's ever too old to enjoy that. Recommended for ages 13+
Famous People Named Grayson
Famous People Named Grayson - Grayson McCouch (daytime actor); Grayson Murphy (American businessman)
Children of Famous People Named Grayson
Famous People who Named their Son Grayson - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Grayson.
Grayson - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Grayson - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Grayson.
Personality of the Boy Name Grayson
The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.
Variations of the Baby Name - Grayson