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Gender: M Meaning of Montgomery: "man power" Origin of Montgomery: Norman

This image of this distinguished Anglo-Scottish surname, drawn from the French place name of the ancient castle of Saint Foi de Montgomery, is rapidly shifting from fusty and formal to cool. And dashing short form Monty (or Monte) nudges it to cute.

Best-known bearer of the name is beautiful-but-tortured midcentury actor Montgomery Clift. Roger de Montgomery was a Norman nobleman who was made Earl of Arundel after he invaded England in 1066 and Sir Bernard Montgomery was a noted army commander in World War II. Montgomery is also the proper first name of Star Trek's engineer Scotty and, less flatteringly, the middle name of The Simpsons' evil Mr. Burns.

Famous People Named Montgomery

Montgomery Clift, American actor
General Richard Montgomery, American commander killed in the attack on Quebec in 1775
Elizabeth Montgomery, American actress

Pop Culture References for the Name Montgomery

Montgomery is the capital city of Alabama
Montgomery Scott, character in the "Star Trek" franchise
Dr. Montgomery Montgomery, from "A Series of Unfortunate Events," by Lemony Snicket
Charles Montgomery "Monty" Burns, character on "The Simpsons"
Montgomery MacNeil, character from "Fame"
Aria Montgomery, character on Pretty Little Liars
Lord Montgomery, other name of Simon Lewis from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
Zoey Montgomery (Later Zoey Redbird) main character of the House Of Night series (PC Cast)

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