"vigilant, a watchman"

Gregory Origin and Meaning

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

The Greek name of sixteen popes and fifteen saints, the gregarious Gregory became big in the United States with the emergence of admirable actor Gregory Peck (born Eldred) in the late 1940s. From 1950 to 1973, it was in the Top 30, with nickname Greg becoming a Cool Dude name.

Gregory remained in the Top 100 in the US until the late 90s. Now, while Gregory may have morphed into an Upstanding Dad Name, it carries the winning combination of deep roots and a modern feel that still deserves consideration.

In addition to Gregory Peck, there have been dancer-actor Gregory Hines, racer Greg Lemond, golfer Greg Norman, and musician Gregg Allman. Gregory Goyle is a Harry Potter wizard.

# 530 in the US

Gregory Rank in US Top 1000

# 639 on Nameberry

Gregory Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Gregory Popularity

Famous People Named Gregory

  • Pope Saint Gregory I "the Great"
  • Saint Gregory of NyssaTurkish bishop
  • Saint Gregory of NazianzusArchbishop of Constantinople
  • Gregory IIXVIII, popes
  • Gregory Cromwell1st Baron Cromwell, son of Thomas Cromwell
  • Gregory IIV, Dukes of Naples
  • (Eldred) Gregory PeckAmerican actor
  • Gregory Oliver HinesAmerican actor/singer/dancer
  • Gregory Frank "Greg" RaposoAmerican singer/actor of band Dream Street
  • Gregory James CampbellCanadian NHL Hockey player
  • Gregory Nunzio CorsoAmerican beat poet
  • Gregory Fernan Hutchinson aka Big Hutch and Cold 187 umAmerican rapper
  • Gregory Michael CipesAmerican actor
  • Gregory John "Greg" PageAustralian singer of The Wiggles
  • Gregory PorterAmerican jazz singer
  • Gregory Stuart "Greg" LakeEnglish bassist of King Crimson
  • Gregory Efthimios "Greg" LouganisAmerican diver
  • Gregory John "Greg" NormanAustralian golfer
  • Gregory LeNoir "Gregg" AllmanAmerican musician of the Allman Brothers
  • Gregory James "Greg" LeMondAmerican cyclist
  • Gregory Alan "Greg" MadduxAmerican baseball player
  • Gregory "Greg" Horanbrother of Niall Horan
  • Gregory Shane HelmsAmerican pro wrestler
  • Gregory John "Greg" GutfeldAmerican television personality
  • Gregory Daniel JacksonAmerican YouTuber who goes by the username "Onision" and is best known for his controversial content
  • Gregory James Alan Milward aka Greg JamesEnglish radio DJ
  • Gregory Bruce "Greg" JarvisAmerican astronaut on the Challenger
  • Gregory Romanoson of actor Ray Romano

Gregory in Pop Culture

  • Gregory Housemain character on TV's "House, MD"
  • Gregory "Greg" Hojem Sanderscharacter on TV's "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
  • Gregory "Greg" Heffleymain character in "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series
  • Gregory "Greg" Bradycharacter on TV's "The Brady Bunch"
  • Gregory Arkadincharacter in film Mr. Arkadin, a.k.a. Confidential Report
  • Gregory Goylecharacter in the Harry Potter series
  • Gregory Herd aka Override and Shadraccharacter in Marvel's Spider,Man comics
  • Gregory "Greg" Lestradecharacter on TV's "Sherlock"
  • Gregory Magnusfather of Helen Magnus in the Sanctuary TV series
  • Gregory Belsoncharacter in DC Universe
  • Gregorya cricket in the Dragon Ball manga and anime series
  • Gregorya young red dragon in Terry Goodkind's series "The Sword of Truth"
  • Gregory Edgeworthcharacter from the "Ace Attorney" series
  • Gregory Landgraabcharacter from the Sims series
  • Gregory Lynnecharacter from Gillian by Frank Yerby
  • Gregory "Greg" character in miniseries "Over the Garden Wall"
  • Gregory Casketcharacter from the YouTube channel VenturianTale