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Gries Meaning and Origin

Gries is a boy’s name of South German origin meaning “someone who lived in a sandy place, grey, gravel.” It is derived from the Middle High German word “grīs,” which means “grey” or “gravel.” The name likely started as a surname, given to people who lived near a gravelly area or had grey hair. Over time, it also became a given name. The name “Gries” is relatively uncommon and not among the top names in popularity charts. 

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