Gregory name meaning

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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Origin and Meaning of Gregory

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Gregory means "Watchful one".
  2. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Gregory means "The diligent one. Watchman".
  3. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Gregory means "Diligent the wacthful one .the watcher".
  4. According to a user from New York, U.S., the name Gregory means "Watchful, Alert".
  5. A submission from South Africa says the name Gregory means "Watchful, observant" and is of Greek origin.
  6. A submission from Uganda says the name Gregory means "Be watchful" and is of Greek origin.
  7. A user from Utah, U.S. says the name Gregory is of Celtic origin and means "Watchman".
  8. A user from Pennsylvania, U.S. says the name Gregory means "Watful oak".
  9. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Gregory means "vigilant" and is of Greek origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Gregory
  1. Pope Gregory XIII., born 1572, died 1585, the pope who introduced the modern calendar.
    synonyms: Gregory XIII, Ugo Buoncompagni.
  2. Pope Gregory I., born circa 540, died 604; the pope for whom Gregorian chants were named.
    synonyms: Gregory I, Saint Gregory I, Gregory the Great.
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  1. (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604)
  2. The Italian pope who fought to establish the supremacy of the pope over the Roman Catholic Church and the supremacy of the church over the state (1020-1085)
  3. The Italian pope from 1406 to 1415 who worked to end the Great Schism and who retired to make it possible (1327-1417)
  4. The pope who sponsored the introduction of the modern calendar (1572-1585)
  5. Italian pope from 1831 to 1846; conservative in politics and theology; worked to propagate Catholicism in England and the United States (1765-1846)
  6. (Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-391)

Via Latin Grēgorius, from post-classical Ancient Greek Γρηγόριος (Grēgórios, “watchful, vigilant”).

  1. A male given name from Ancient Greek.
  2. A patronymic surname​.
  3. (Cockney rhyming slang) Shortened form of Gregory Peck, a neck

Notable Persons Named Gregory

Notable Persons Named Gregory

Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck was an actor, humanitarian, and humanitarianism. His career lasted from 1942 to 2000. Gregory was given the name Eldred Gregory Peck on April 5th, 1916 in San Diego, California, United States. He breathed his last breath on June 12th, 2003.

Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter is a jazz, blues, soul music, and gospel music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Gregory was born on November 4th, 1971 in Sacramento, California, United States.

Gigi Gorgeous

Gigi Gorgeous is a youtube personality, model, and youtube. Gigi was given the name Gregory Allan Lazzarato on April 20th, 1992 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Gregg Allman

Gregg Allman is a singer-songwriter and musician. He was most prominent from 1960 to present. Gregg was given the name Gregory LeNoir Allman on December 8th, 1947 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States.

Greg Lake

Greg Lake is a progressive rock musician. He plays Alembic Inc, Wal (bass), Fender Jazz Bass, and Gibson Ripper. He has been prominent since 1966. Greg was given the name Gregory Stuart Lake on November 10th, 1947 in Poole, Dorset, England.

Greg Kinnear

Greg Kinnear is an actor and television personality. He has been prominent since 1988. Greg was given the name Gregory Buck Kinnear on June 17th, 1963 in Logansport, Indiana, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Gregory

Notable Persons With the Last Name Gregory

Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory is a satire, political satire, and observational comedy comedian. Dick was given the name Richard Claxton Gregory on October 12th, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

Philippa Gregory

Philippa Gregory is a historical fiction, romance novel, and fantasy literature writer. She has had major accomplishments since 1987. Philippa was born Philippa Gregory on January 9th, 1954 in Nairobi, Kenya.

James Gregory

His career lasted from 1939 to 2000. James was born on December 23rd, 1911 in Bronx, New York, U.S. He died on September 16th, 2002.

David Gregory

David Gregory is a television host. David was given the name David Michael Gregory on August 24th, 1970 in Los Angeles.

Kimberly Hebert Gregory

Kimberly Hebert Gregory is an actress.

Randy Gregory

Randy Gregory is a football player for the Dallas Cowboys. Randy was born on November 23rd, 1992 in Jacksonville, Florida.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gregory U.S.
  White 78.64% 64.26%
  African American 15.56% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.75% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.99% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.49% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gregory

People with the last name Gregory are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Gregory

  • What name lists does Gregory rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Gregory? Gregory is the 79th most popular name of all time. As a last name Gregory was the 339th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gregory have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 711,238 babies born with the first name Gregory in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gregory to occupy the country of Montenegro with an estimated population of 620,029 (as of April 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gregory? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Gregory first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gregory is Wednesday, March 2nd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Gregory born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gregory was in 1962 with a total of 21,964 babies. That's a lot of babies named Gregory!
  • Random Gregory Factoid: According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gregory ranks 86th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 74 babies in Arizona have the same name in 1988.
  • Weird things about the name Gregory: The name spelled backwards is Yrogerg. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Egrogry. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gregory? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 91,384 people with the last name Gregory.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gregory? Gregory was ranked as the 339th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Gregory name meaning

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