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Greer (boy)

What does Greer mean?

Greer Pronunciation of Greer [greer] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Greer). The name Greer means "watchful, vigilant". Greer is an alternate spelling of Gregory (Latin, Greek).


12 alternative forms via Gregory: Graig, Greg, Greger, Gregers, Gregg, Gregoor, Gregor, Gregori, Gregos, Greig, Grigor and Grygor.

Creative forms:
(male) Graeer, Graer, ..

(female) Greere, Greeri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Greer Jayce (G.J.), ..

How popular is Greer?

Greer is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#552 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Greer (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Gregory (#346 the previous year), Greig, Gregor, Gregg, Greg and Graig. These relations of Greer were popular as birth names 6 decades ago (usage of 1.2%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.1%, down 96%), with forms like Greg falling out of fashion. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Graig, Greg, Gregg, Gregor, Gregory, Greig in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Greg, Gregor outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Abeer, Ameer, Brewer, Emeer, Fryer, Gaer, Garner, Geert, Geir, Ger, Gomer, Gower, Greely, Grey, Grover, Keer, Ofeer, Peer, Speer and Trever. These names tend to be more commonly used than Greer.

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