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What does Montgomery mean?

Montgomery Pronunciation of Montgomery as a boys' name is pronounced mon-GOH-mer-ree. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Montgomery is "Gomeric's hill". Gomeric was a German personal name meaning "power of man". A surname of English and Scottish earls. Actor Montgomery Clift.


ASSOCIATED WITH hill (mountain), power, surname, scottish, earls (noble)


VARIANTS Monte, Montie, Montgomerie, Monty



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How popular is Montgomery?

Montgomery is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#246 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Montgomery reached its top rank of #982 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is currently at #1200. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Monte (#1796 IN 2018), Montie and Monty are the prominent variation forms of Montgomery (#1200). Usage of these relations of Montgomery was widespread among parents 58 years ago (USAGE OF 0.1%) and is now much diminished, with forms such as Monty becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Montgomery, Monte, Montie, Monty in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Montgomery and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Mentor, Monroe, Montae, Montagew, Montague, Montaine, Montane, Montaro, Montay, Montayne, Montel, Montes, Montez, Montrel, Montrell, Mortimer and Mortymer. These names tend to be more commonly used than Montgomery.

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