Gender: Male Meaning of Montgomery: "man power" Origin of Montgomery: Norman

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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Montgomery Cate Says:


OMG i cant believe there are other girl Montgomery’s out there I always thought I was the only one I love my name I get so many compliments and i wish I could one day meet another girl Montgomery. In my town I am the only one named Montgomery. In school I used to see if people could spell my name they never could😂

aso Says:


I know a girl Montgomery! I love it!

Monty Says:


My first name is Montgomery and I'm a 22 year old blonde, 5'2", Caucasian female! I've never met another Montgomery and have only met a few other Monty's, all male. I love my name and get compliments on it constantly. It's so nice to have a unique name that nobody else has. It's so bold and has helped me stand out in life (which can be both good and bad).

Highly recommend for a bold, beautiful girls name, but I guess I'm a little biased (:

Essa Says:


I've been falling in love with the combination Montgomery Moses, came here to discover it's the name Sacha Baron Cohen gave to his son!

Haids1987 Says:


This is a really cool name! I have only really heard it as a surname, but as a first name it's really different. Very regal name to grow into. Nickname Monty is super adorable also!

katinka Says:


I really like Montgomery, even though it's not my normal style. It has the same slightly eccentric, aristocratic vibe that I get from names like Barnaby and Peregrine. I think Monty is a wonderful nickname!

RoddyThlayli Says:


I want to like Montgomery as a first name, but it sounds very last name-y to me. Probably because me and my cousin made up a character called Thompson Montgomery, who I write about a lot. I have the same problem with Mason as a first name, due to a character of mine named Thiago Mason.

textlikekisses Says:


It's one of those names that I want to like - but the only thing it makes me think of is Montgomery Burns from the Simpsons

ThistleThorn Says:


This sounds really pretentious.

indiefendi2 Says:


Isla and Sacha made me like this name, I changed my mind! Montgomery Moses Brian Baron Cohen is intriguing.

JH Says:


I really like this name, but I don't like that it is also a last name.

Honoria Says:


You could probably get "Mr T" or perhaps "Murry" or "Merry" out of it. Although, in my personal opinion it's gorgeous enough as is.

Jmyrtle Says:


Any other nicknames rather than Monte/Monty? Dislike Emory