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

The name Greer is a girl's name of Scottish origin meaning "alert, watchful". Greer and is often added to lists like One-Syllable Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "This or That?------------girls!".

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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.

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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, actress and daughter of actor Kelsey Grammer
Emma Greer DiBiase, American Internet personality

Pop Culture References for the name Greer

Greer of Kinross, character on the CW's "Reign"
Greer Danville, character on TV's "Chasing Life"
Greer Sonnel, character on Star Wars novel "Bloodline"

Grier, Grear