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What does Greg mean?

Greg /greg/ as a boys' name. The name Greg means "watchful, vigilant". Greg is a variant form of Gregory (Latin, Greek).


Greg has 3 variants: Graig, Gregg and Greig.

Greg has 10 more alternative forms via Gregory: Goyo, Greer, Greger, Gregers, Gregoor, Gregor, Gregori, Gregos, Grigor and Grygor.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Gaeg, Goreg, ..

(female) Grege, Greggi, ..

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. Demographics)


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

Charted below is the baby name history of Greg for boys. Greg entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its top position of #100 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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 Graig, Gregg, Gregor, Gregory (#316 in 2014) and Greig. Usage of these relations of Greg reached its peak 54 years ago (median #972) and has become significantly lower since (#1719, 95.3% less usage).

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

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Daeg, Gael, Gaer, Gared, Garek, Garen, Garey, Ged, Ger, Gere, Gerek, Glen, Gore, Goren, Gram, Gray, Grey, Oleg and Reg. These names tend to be less frequently used than Greg.