Your baby boy needs a name and you’d like it to sound sophisticated. Perhaps “Graham” would be an excellent choice for a name that has a distinguished sound. It has been said that males with the name Graham are creative and interesting.

Meaning of the Name Graham

There are several different explanations of the Graham meaning. The Latin and American meaning is “grain” whereas in England Graham means “home or dwelling”. In Scotland however, some say it refers to a place called Grantham.


Graham was not in the 100 most popular boys’ names in England in 2012.

Famous People with the Name

If you choose the name Graham for your tiny boy he’ll be in excellent company with such famous Grahams as Graham Swift, a British author, Graham Chapman, English comedian of Monty Python notoriety, and Manchester, England’s Graham Nash, musician of Hollies fame, later a part of the group “Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.

The famed scientist and inventor of the telephone, was given the middle name of Graham by his father when he was 10 years old. We know him as Alexander Graham Bell.

Graham has been used frequently since the 1950’s in England as well as Scotland (where it is often spelled as Graeme). It is catching on quickly as a popular boy’s name in the United States.

Although Graham is almost always a name given to a boy, it has occasionally been used as a girl’s name over the last several years.