"man power"

Montgomery Origin and Meaning

The name Montgomery is a boy's name of Norman origin meaning "man power".

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.

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Famous People Named Montgomery

  • Montgomery Cunningham MeigsU.S. Civil War general
  • (Edward) Montgomery CliftAmerican actor
  • Aaron Montgomery WardAmerican department store founder
  • Montgomery Blair20th U.S. Postmaster General
  • Montgomery Meigs "Monty" AtwaterAmerican avalanche researcher, forester, skier, and author
  • Montgomery "Bud" WilsonCanadian Olympic figure skater
  • Tavares Montgomery "Monty" WilliamsAmerican basketball player
  • George Montgomery Hutchens "Monty" BrinsonAmerican heir and reality TV personality ("Real Housewives of Beverly Hills")
  • Montgomery Moses Brian Baron Cohen (b. 2015)son of Isla Fischer and Sacha Baron Cohen
  • Montgomery Argo RikaartSudduth (b. 2016) son of actor Greg Rikaart

Montgomery in Pop Culture

  • Montgomery "Scotty" Scottcharacter in the "Star Trek" series
  • Montgomery "Monty" Montgomerycharacter in "A Series of Unfortunate Events," by Lemony Snicket
  • Charles Montgomery "Monty" Burnscharacter on TV's "The Simpsons"
  • Montgomery Moosecharacter on animated series "The Get Along Gang"
  • Montgomery Fiskecharacter on animated series "Kim Possible"
  • Montgomery MacNeilcharacter in the film "Fame"
  • Lord Montgomery aka Simon Lewischaracter in "The Mortal Instruments" by Cassandra Clare
  • Montgomery Brewstermain character in George Barr McCutcheon's "Brewster's Millions" and several films
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  • Montgomery Jamescharacter in "The Madman's Daughter" trilogy by Megan Shepherd
  • Addison Forbes Montgomerycharacter on TV shows "Private Practice" and "Grey's Anatomy
  • Aria Marie Montgomerycharacter in book series/TV show "Pretty Little Liars"
  • Montgomery de la Cruzcharacter in the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why"
  • Montgomery "Monty" Sole is the female title character of the novel "Saving Montgomery Sole" by Mariko Tamaki

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