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What does Greer mean?

Greer [greer] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Greer) is pronounced gryr. It is of Scottish and Latin origin, and the meaning of Greer is "watchful, vigilant". Surname and variant of Gregory, via the Scottish form Gregor. Notable in the 1940s and 1950s due to actress Greer Garson.

Associated with: scottish, surname.


Greer has 1 variant: Grier.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Gaeer, Geer, ..

(male) Gredy, Greerdy, ..

How popular is Greer?

Greer is an unusual first name for women but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#552 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

The only popular variation form of Greer (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 is Gregory. Adoption of this relation of Greer was at its apex in the 1970s (#1530). Displayed below is a comparison of the statistics of the girl name Greer and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gregory in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Greer and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Abeer, Brier, Greeta, Greta, Grete, Gretel and Gretl. These names tend to be more commonly used than Greer.