Type Surname (from nickname)
Pronounced Pron. grah-NAHT
Edit Status Status
Contributor Contrib.Beautiful Victory on 9/22/2011
Last Editor EditorBeautiful Victory on 12/22/2014
Swedish soldier name meaning "grenade". Soldier names became common in the Swedish military in the 17th and 18th century. The soldiers were required to have a unique surname in order to distinguish them from each other.The names could be taken from a trait, or from military terms (like in this case, grenade).