Grady is the cowboy who rides in on his horse to save the day. He’s all about jeans and cowboy hats, and he sings heartfelt country songs while strumming his guitar. Grady was at its highest ranking on the popularity charts at the start of the 20th century, then dropped considerably. But just when it looked as if he was going to ride into the sunset, he came bouncing back this century. Its resurrection probably has to do with the surnames-as-first-names trend that parents continue to follow.

Popularity Trend Chart

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Source: Social Security Administration

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