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Gender: F Meaning of Greer: "alert, watchful" Origin of Greer: Scottish, contraction of surname Gregor; Latin

This attractive Scottish surname choice, has a certain amount of glamour thanks to feisty British-born red-haired forties Academy Award winner Greer Garson, who was born Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson--Greer was her Irish mother's maiden name). Greer was chosen much more recently by Kelsey Grammer for his daughter and by Brooke Shields in the Grier form. As a surname, it's associated with feminist writer/activist Germaine Greer.

Greer makes a good, strong, sophisticated and distinctive middle-name prospect.

Famous People Named Greer

(Eileen Evelyn) Greer Garson, British-American actress
Greer "Cat" Stevens, South African tennis player
Greer Ilene Gilman, American fantasy novelist
Greer Schpigler, American child beauty queen on TV's "Toddlers and Tiaras"
Germaine Greer, Australian feminist theorist and author
Kandace "Greer" Grammer, daughter of actor Kelsey Grammer

Pop Culture References for the name Greer

Greer of Kinross, character on TV's "Reign"
Greer Danville, character on TV's "Chasing Life"

Grier, Grear