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Origin & Meaning

The name Greg is of Latin and Greek origin.

The meaning of Greg is "watchful, alert, vigilant".  

It is also of Scottish origin, where its meaning is "watchful, vigilant".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 3805 in baby name popularity for boys with 27 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Greg Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Greg has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Greg to other names.


The name Gregory is derived from the Latin name Gregorius which in turn was derived from the Greek name Gregorios. Gregorios is a derivative of the word gregorein which means "to be watchful, alert or vigilant".

The name was borne by a number of early saints and was very popular with early Christians who were mindful to "be sober, be vigilant".


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Related Names

Greg is a form of the name Gregorius, Gregorios.

Greg is a diminutive (nickname) of Gregory.

Variants of the name Greg include Gregg.

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