Scottish form of Gregory
"vigilant, a watchman"

Gregor Origin and Meaning

The name Gregor is a boy's name of Greek, Norwegian origin meaning "vigilant, a watchman".

Two prominent literary namesakes make Gregor a somewhat risky choice. On the highbrow side, there's Gregor Samsa, the Kafka character who woke up one day to find himself turned into a cockroach. And then there's Gregor Clegane, one of the most feared and purely evil characters in the world of Game of Thrones.

It's a shame, because this earlier form of Gregory, quite common in Scotland, would otherwise make an attractive choice.

Gregor Popularity

Famous People Named Gregor

  • Gregor Johann MendelGerman,Czech genetics pioneer
  • Gregor FoitekSwiss racing driver
  • Gregor GracieBrazilian MMA fighter
  • Gregor GysiGerman Bundestag politician
  • Gregor PiatigorskyRussian,American cellist
  • Gregor "Gore" VerbinskiAmerican film director

Gregor in Pop Culture

  • Gregormain character of the "Gregor the Overlander" series by Suzanne Collins
  • Gregor Cleganea knight and villain from George R. R. Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire" series
  • Gregor Staffordcharacter in Kit Pearson's novel "The Whole Truth"
  • Gregor Samsamain character in Kafka's "The Metamorphosis"
  • Gregora playable mercenary character in the game "Fire Emblem: Awakening"