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pinWhat does Gregory mean?

Gregory /gre-go-ry/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced GREG-er-ee. It is of Latin and Greek origin, and the meaning of Gregory is "watchful, vigilant".

From Latin Gregorius via Greek Greg˘rios, derived from greg˘rein "to watch". In the Bible (1 Peter 5:8), Christians were reminded to "be sober, be vigilant". The first of the 16 popes and 10 saints with the name was called Gregory the Great. He founded monasteries, reorganized papal administration and fostered the development of the Gregorian chants. Actors Gregory Peck, Gregory Hines, Greg Wise, Greg Kinnear; cyclist Greg LeMond; musician Gregg Allman.


Gregory has 27 variants: Goyo, Graig, Greagoir, Greer, Greg, Greger, Gregers, Gregg, Greggory, Gregoire, Gregoor, Gregor, Gregori, Gregorio, Gregorios, Gregorius, Gregoriy, Gregos, Greig, Grigor, Grigori, Grigorios, Grigory, Griogair, Grisha, Grygor and Grzegorz.

Gregory has 2 feminine forms: Greer and Gregoria.

Kreatif forms: Gargory, Gorgory, Gregar. [more]

pinHow popular is Gregory?

Gregory is a very popular first name for males (#37 out of 1220, Top 3%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#312 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Gregory for boys. Gregory reached its top position of #23 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is presently at #316. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Gregorio, Gregor, Greggory, Gregg and Greg are the prominent variation forms of Gregory (#316 a year ago). Usage of these boy names reached its apex during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5328%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.114%, 78.6%), with the versions Greg, Gregg, Greggory and Gregorio becoming less stylish. Gregory (#316) is the most chic name for newborns in this list. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Gregory and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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