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Gender: Male Meaning of Gregor: "vigilant, a watchman" Origin of Gregor: Scottish form of Gregory

The name Gregor is a boy's name of Greek, Norwegian origin meaning "vigilant, a watchman". Gregor and is often added to lists like British Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "ALPHABET Drop 2 Add 1 - Boys".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Gregor

Gregor Johann Mendel, German-Czech genetics pioneer
Gregor Foitek, Swiss racing driver
Gregor Gracie, Brazilian MMA fighter
Gregor Gysi, German Bundestag politician
Gregor Piatigorsky, Russian-American cellist
Gregor "Gore" Verbinski, American film director

Pop Culture References for the name Gregor

Gregor, main character of the "Gregor the Overlander" series by Suzanne Collins
Gregor Clegane, a knight from George R. R. Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire" series
Gregor Stafford, character in Kit Pearson's novel "The Whole Truth"
Gregor Samsa, main character in Kafka's "The Metamorphosis"


headintheclouds Says:


I fell in love with this name in middle school due to the Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins (yes, that Suzanne Collins, these were the books she wrote before The Hunger Games- I love that series too), where the main character was named Gregor.

Gregor is a nice, strong handsome name. Problem is, I like it in its full form, just Gregor, no shortening it to Greg (which makes me think of suburban dads attending their kids' soccer games, not a name for my future son). Plus, Gregor sounds terrible pronounced in my native language :(

Ultimately, I'd probably save Gregor for a fictional character since I most likely won't be putting it on a shortlist for names of my future children. I'd be so excited to meet a real life little Gregor and see parents use the name on their sons though!