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Greg /greg/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is of Latin and Greek origin, and the name Greg means "watchful, vigilant". Greg is a variant transcription of Gregory (Latin, Greek). Compare surname Grogg.


Greg has 2 variants: Graig and Gregg.

Greg has 15 more alternative forms via Gregory: Greer, Greger, Greggory, Gregoire, Gregoor, Gregor, Gregori, Gregorio, Gregorius, Gregos, Grigor, Grigori, Grigorios, Grygor and Grzegorz.

Kreatif forms: Gregga, Gregge, Greggi. [more]

pinHow popular is Greg?

Greg is a very popular first name for males (#174 out of 1220, Top 14%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#36381 out of 150436, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Greg for boys. Greg entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #105 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Greg name in U.S.

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

Prominent alternative forms of Greg are Gregg, Greggory, Gregor, Gregorio and Gregory (#316 in 2014). Usage of these boy names reached its peak during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5328%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.114%, down 78.6%), with the versions Greg, Gregg, Greggory and Gregorio becoming less in vogue. Gregory (#316) is the most chic baby name in this compilation. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Greg and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Greg, Gregg, Greggory, Gregorio, Gregory in U.S.

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

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Suggested similar baby names are Garek, Gerek and Grey. These names tend to be less frequently used than Greg.