Baby Names: Names Starting with G


GOLDA: Old English "to shine." Relatives: Gold, Goldie, Golden, Goldman, Goldwin, Goldwyn. Namesakes: Golda Meir, Goldie Hawn, Golden Richards, Samuel Goldwyn.

GORDON: Old English for "fertilized pasture." A Scottish clan name with a lovely tartan of navy blue, hunter green, yellow, and white. Relatives: Gordan, Gordie, Gordy, Gordo, Gorton, Gore, Gorham, Gorrell. Namesakes: Gordon Cooper, Gordon Parks, Gordie Howe

GOWER: Old English for "crooked coastline" or Old French for "harness maker." Relatives: Gowell, Gowar. Namesake: Gower Champion.

GRACE: From the Latin for "grace." According to Roman mythology, the Graces personified truth, beauty, and charm. The Greeks called them Charities. Their individual names were Thalia (Flowering), Aglaia (Wisdom), and Euphrosyne (Joy). Grace is coming back into favor. Relatives: Gracey, Gracie, Graza, Grazia, Grazina. Namesakes: Grace Kelly, Grace Slick, Grace Paley, Gracie Allen.

GRADY: From the Latin for "rank." Namesake: Grady Tate.

GRAHAM: Latin for "grain" and Anglo-Saxon for "gray home." Graham flour (which is made from wheat kernels) is named for American physician Sylvester Graham. Relatives: Gram, Grahame. Namesakes: Graham Kerr, Graham Greene, Graham Nash, Gram Parsons, Graham crackers.

GRANGER: From the Old French for "farm steward." Namesake: Stewart Granger.

GRANT: From the Old French for "to give." A refined name that suggests a certain elegance. Namesakes: Grant Wood, Grant Tinker, Cary Grant, Ulysses S. Grant, Hugh Grant.

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