Gender: Male Meaning of Gregory: "vigilant, a watchman" Origin of Gregory: Greek Gregory's Popularity in 2019: #390

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. So 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.

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Rank in US: #390

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Pop Culture References for the name Gregory

Gregori, Gregorie, Gregg, Greggory, Gregry, Greg

Gregory's International Variations

Grigorii, Grigor, Grisha, Grigori (Russian) Gregor (Norwegian) Gregors (Latvian) Jörn, Gredorius (German) Gregoor (Dutch) Gries, Greger (Swedish) Gergo (Hungarian) Gregorios (Greek) Greagóir (Irish Gaelic) Grégoire (French) Gregos (Danish)


Geoffrey Crim Says:


My name is Geoffrey, my brother's is Gregory... The survey on both pages are Geoffrey vs Gregory, what are the chances lol

AbbyNu Says:


I see brown as well, but more like a warm, cozy brown.

Leah_ Says:


I really like the name Gregory, but I think everyone know 4-6+ middle aged Greg(ory)s and I'm not sure the name would still be "useable" by the time I had kids.

eveyalecia Says:


I really like Gregory, not a fan of Greg (it's fine, just too much of a "dad name" to me). However, having a son that is only ever called Gregory and never Greg seems a little pretentious... so, maybe a middle name possibility.

Amber Renee Says:


I love this with nickname Greg! Just classic and traditional enough without being dated.

Amber Renee Says:


I see Gregory as burgandy- regal, strong, chivalrous, warm, like a deep comforting voice.

hopefullypeterson Says:


Not gonna lie, my partner and I came up with this name for our future son during our binge watching of "House" XD

JH Says:


I really like this name but I hate Greg as a nickname, but, I guess you don't need a nickname.

TaliaCat Says:


Sexy, masculine, strong, historical name! So much better than similar-sounding "Zachary."

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I do find it a bit dull, but it's not awful

Catastroffy Says:


Wait. People actually like this name. Does that mean it's only me who sees it as grimy and gruff, a dirty brown colour?

lesliemarion Says:


How can Gregory Peck's name have fallen into the 200's? Wonderful name and Gregorio is lovely too, Greg, a bit too Brady still.