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Origin: English

Meaning: a surname meaning "son of the steward" from Middle English greyve (steward), an occupational name referring to someone who was in charge of an estate or property.

I've also seen it listed as a Scottish surname derived from the name Grier, a pet name of given name Gregor meaning "watchful, alert".

It could also mean "son of Gray", referring to either someone who is gray-haired, or from given name Gratus meaning "welcoming" or "pleasing". It could also be from a place name, referring to someone from a town called Graye/Greye.

Nicknames: Gray

  • Greyson