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

The name Montgomery is a boy's name of Norman origin meaning "man power". Montgomery and is often added to lists like Vintage Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A Duggarlike Game: With a twist!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Montgomery

Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, U.S. Civil War general
(Edward) Montgomery Clift, American actor
Aaron Montgomery Ward, American department store founder
Montgomery Blair, 20th U.S. Postmaster General
Montgomery Meigs "Monty" Atwater, American avalanche researcher, forester, skier, and author
Montgomery "Bud" Wilson, Canadian Olympic figure skater
Montgomery Moses Brian Baron Cohen (b. 2015), son of Isla Fischer and Sacha Baron Cohen
Montgomery Argo Rikaart-Sudduth (b. 2016) son of actor Greg Rikaart
Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the Anne of Green Gables series

Pop Culture References for the name Montgomery

Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, character in the "Star Trek" series
Montgomery "Monty" Montgomery, character in "A Series of Unfortunate Events," by Lemony Snicket
Charles Montgomery "Monty" Burns, character on TV's "The Simpsons"
Montgomery Moose, character on animated series "The Get Along Gang"
Montgomery Fiske, character on animated series "Kim Possible"
Montgomery MacNeil, character in the film "Fame"
Lord Montgomery aka Simon Lewis, character in "The Mortal Instruments" by Cassandra Clare
Montgomery Brewster, main character in George Barr McCutcheon's "Brewster's Millions" and several films
Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Montgomery James, character in "The Madman's Daughter" trilogy by Megan Shepherd
Addison Forbes Montgomery, character on TV shows "Private Practice" and "Grey's Anatomy
Aria Marie Montgomery, character in book series/TV show "Pretty Little Liars"
Montgomery de la Cruz, character in the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why"