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What does Greig mean?

Greig Pronunciation of Greig [greig] as a name for boys. The meaning of Greig is "watchful, vigilant". Greig is a Scottish form of Gregory (Latin, Greek).

Associated with: scottish.


Greig has 3 variants: Graig, Greg and Gregg.

5 more relations via Gregory: Greer, Greger, Gregor, Gregos and Grigor.

Creative forms:
(male) Gareig, ..

(female) Gregae, Greige, ..

Middle name pairings:
Greig Alberto (G.A.), ..

How popular is Greig?

Greig is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#11547 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Greig entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex position of #1987 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Greig name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Gregory (#346 a year ago), Gregor, Gregg, Greg and Graig are the prominent varying forms of Greig. Usage of these forms of Greig was at its apex during 1960-1969 (usage of 1.2%) and is now much diminished (usage 0.1%, 95.9% less), with forms such as Gregory becoming somewhat dated.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Craig, Geir, Grey and Kraig. These names tend to be more commonly used than Greig.

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