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Gender: Male Meaning of Gregory: "vigilant, a watchman" Origin of Gregory: Greek Gregory's Popularity in 2017: #375

The name Gregory is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "vigilant, a watchman". Gregory is ranked #375 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Saints' Names For Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose... Name Game- BOYS".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Gregory

Pope Saint Gregory I "the Great"
Saint Gregory of Nyssa, Turkish bishop
Saint Gregory of Nazianzus, Archbishop of Constantinople
Gregory II-XVIII, popes
Gregory Cromwell, 1st Baron Cromwell, son of Thomas Cromwell
Gregory I-IV, Dukes of Naples
(Eldred) Gregory Peck, American actor
Gregory Oliver Hines, American actor/singer/dancer
Gregory Frank "Greg" Raposo, American singer/actor of band Dream Street
Gregory James Campbell, Canadian NHL Hockey player
Gregory Nunzio Corso, American beat poet
Gregory Fernan Hutchinson aka Big Hutch and Cold 187 um, American rapper
Gregory Michael Cipes, American actor
Gregory John "Greg" Page, Australian singer of The Wiggles
Gregory Porter, American jazz singer
Gregory Stuart "Greg" Lake, English bassist of King Crimson
Gregory Efthimios "Greg" Louganis, American diver
Gregory John "Greg" Norman, Australian golfer
Gregory LeNoir "Gregg" Allman, American musician of the Allman Brothers
Gregory James "Greg" LeMond, American cyclist
Gregory Alan "Greg" Maddux, American baseball player
Gregory "Greg" Horan, brother of Niall Horan
Gregory Shane Helms, American pro wrestler
Gregory John "Greg" Gutfeld, American television personality
Gregory Daniel Jackson, American YouTuber who goes by the username "Onision" and is best known for his controversial content
Gregory James Alan Milward aka Greg James, English radio DJ
Gregory Bruce "Greg" Jarvis, American astronaut on the Challenger
Gregory Romano, son of actor Ray Romano

Pop Culture References for the name Gregory

Gregory House, main character on TV's "House, MD"
Gregory "Greg" Hojem Sanders, character on TV's "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
Gregory "Greg" Heffley, main character in "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series
Gregory "Greg" Brady, character on TV's "The Brady Bunch"
Gregory Arkadin, character in film Mr. Arkadin, a.k.a. Confidential Report
Gregory Goyle, character in the Harry Potter series
Gregory Herd aka Override and Shadrac, character in Marvel's Spider-Man comics
Gregory "Greg" Lestrade, character on TV's "Sherlock"
Gregory Magnus, father of Helen Magnus in the Sanctuary TV series
Gregory Belson, character in DC Universe
Gregory, a cricket in the Dragon Ball manga and anime series
Gregory, a young red dragon in Terry Goodkind's series "The Sword of Truth"
Gregory Edgeworth, character from the "Ace Attorney" series
Gregory Landgraab, character from the Sims series
Gregory Lynne, character from Gillian by Frank Yerby
Gregory "Greg," character in miniseries "Over the Garden Wall"
Gregory Casket, character from the YouTube channel VenturianTale

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) Gregorio (Spanish)


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.