Color, Female, G names, Gray, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Grey

Grey is another spelling of Gray, an English name which originated as a nickname for someone who had gray hair or a gray beard. It comes from Old English græg (grey) via Proto-Germanic *grēwaz (grey) which derives from PIE root *gʰreh₁- (to grow). Grey could also be derived from a Roman-Gallo name, Gratus, meaning “pleasing, acceptable, agreeable, welcome” from Latin gratia (favor, kindness) and usually referring to qualities of elegance, pleasantness, charm, kindness, courteousness, and attractiveness. It derives from PIE *gʷerH- (to favor, approve; praise).

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

912e9e2e71b6b4dd8e19d7f4f0cea8bc
Pinterest

Variants:

  • Gray (English)
  • Grei (English)

 

1 thought on “Grey”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s