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Gregory Meaning


What does Gregory mean?

The name Gregory is of Latin and Greek origin.

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

Gregory is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 7 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Gre-go-ry.

The Given Name Gregory

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".

Gregory falls into the easy nickname name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Gregory Goyle Jr, and Gregory Goyle Sr.

Gregory Popularity

In the U.S. in 2015, it ranked 346 in baby name popularity for boys with 975 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 314 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,103 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Gregory sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Gregory Name Popularity Page.

Gregory Related Names

Gregory is a form of Gregorius, Gregorios.

Variants of the name Gregory include Greggoree, Greggory.

The names Gergely, Gergers, Gergori, Greagoir, Gregario, Greger, Gregers, Gregoire, Gregor, Gregoria, Gregorio, Greguska, Grgur, Grigor, Grigore, Grigoriy, Griogair, Grzegorz, Hryhoriy, Kirkor, Krikor, Rehor, Reijo, Reko are all forms of Gregory.

Gregory has the diminutives (nicknames) Greg, Gregg.

Famous Gregorys

  • Gregory ~ Saint, Pope (1012), Pope (1118-1121)
  • Gregory Goyle Jr ~ Harry Potter character
  • Gregory Goyle Sr ~ Harry Potter character
  • Gregory Hines ~ Actor
  • Gregory I the Great ~ Pope (590-604)
  • Gregory II ~ Pope (715-731), Saint
  • Gregory III ~ Saint, Pope (731-741)
  • Gregory IV ~ Pope (827-844)
  • Gregory IX ~ Pope (1227-1241)
  • Gregory of Nazianzus ~ Saint
  • Gregory of Nyssa ~ Saint
  • Gregory of Tours ~ Saint
  • Gregory of Tragurio ~ Saint
  • Gregory of Utrecht ~ Saint
  • Gregory Peck ~ Actor
  • Gregory Smith ~ Actor
  • Gregory Thaumaturgus ~ Saint
  • Gregory the Enlightener ~ Saint
  • Gregory the Great ~ Saint
  • Gregory V ~ Pope (996-999)
  • Gregory van der Wiel ~ Soccer Player
  • Gregory VI ~ Pope (1045-1046)
  • Gregory VII ~ Pope (1073-1085), Saint
  • Gregory VIII ~ Pope (1187)
  • Gregory X ~ Pope (1271-1276), Saint
  • Gregory XI ~ Pope (1370-1378)
  • Gregory XII ~ Pope (1406-1415)
  • Gregory XIII ~ Pope (1572-1585)
  • Gregory XIV ~ Pope (1590-1591)
  • Gregory XV ~ Pope (1621-1623)
  • Gregory XVI ~ Pope (1831-1846)

Gregory Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Gregory.

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Gregory Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Gregory in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Gregory.

Just for fun, see the name Gregory in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Gregory in Nautical Flags page.