What does Greg mean?
Greg /greg/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name. The name Greg means "watchful, vigilant". Greg is a variant form of Gregory (Latin, Greek). Compare surname Gragg.
Greg▼ has 23 more alternative forms via Gregory: Goyo, Greagoir, Greer, Greger, Gregers, Greggory▼, Gregoire, Gregoor, Gregor, Gregori, Gregorio▼, Gregorios, Gregorius, Gregoriy, Gregos, Grigor, Grigori, Grigorios, Grigory, Griogair, Grisha, Grygor and Grzegorz.Kreatif forms: Gregga, Greggay, Greggi. [more]
How 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. in the 1960s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
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%, 78.6% less), 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)