What does the baby name Grey mean? Learn about what Grey means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Grey - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Grey
G-R-E-Y, is a 4-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Grey
Meaning of Grey
Gray-haired, grey-haired, gray haired or bearded person.
Origin of Grey
The name 'Grey' has its origins in the English language. It is derived from the Old English word 'grǣg', which means 'gray' or 'gray-haired'. The color gray is often associated with neutrality, balance, and wisdom.
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Popularity of Grey
In recent years, the name 'Grey' has gained popularity as a given name for boys. While it is not among the most popular names, it has seen a steady increase in usage. Many parents are drawn to its simplicity and modern sound.
Grey currently has 81 likes, and is in the top 4% of liked boy's names. The name Emerson is slightly more popular than Grey.

Etymology of Grey

The etymology of the name 'Grey' is closely tied to the color gray. The word 'gray' originated from the Old English word 'grǣg', which was derived from the Proto-Germanic word 'grēwaz'. This word ultimately traces back to the Proto-Indo-European root 'ghrezdho', meaning 'to shine' or 'to gleam.'

Cultural Significance of Grey

The name 'Grey' does not hold significant cultural or historical associations. However, the color gray is often associated with qualities such as wisdom, maturity, and neutrality. In some cultures, gray is also seen as a symbol of practicality and reliability.