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Origin: Greek
Meaning: Watchful One

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Gregory

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Gregory in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Gregory:

  • Records indicate that 700,992 boys in the United States have been named Gregory since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1962, when 21,928 people in the U.S. were given the name Gregory. Those people are now 58 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      11 Positive Comments

  • "I enjoy it. Definitely more rare amongst my peers. Often get ?Gray?? ?Gary?? ?Two Gs or one??" Oct. 25, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like it just fine. Now 54 years old , I was named after Gregory Peck, but I usually just go by the less formal "Greg". It's a little less common than Craig. After all, who ever heard of Greg's list?" Jun. 13, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I agree with everyone, It's a good name. It is traditional, yet timeless and was never overly trendy. I've always gone by Greg but Gregory is great too. Or if your my Brother...Geg" Mar. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Gregory is my dad's name! I'm expecting a baby in December, and we're making his middle name Gregory. I love the name, and the meaning, which is "watchful" and "alert"." Oct. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's all class like Gregory PECK, it's not in your face, everywhere or overused. I'm glad I scored it." Aug. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It works for me, although I go by Greg. It was pretty cool how I got a nickname from it, Gerg, Greg spelled backwards and pronounced Grrrg. It followed me from high school to college." Mar. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name! I agree most people with the name Gregory are pretty cool guys. It might be just me but it seems most are somewhat quite but can be very chatty with true friends." Sep. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Awesome name, not too common, 'Greg' sounds good for the shortened form, masculine and not too 'new fangeled' like some of the more popular boys names now." Dec. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name. Although it rhymes with Egg, and Smeg. I think Gregory has class, and Greg, is fine on its own. But we all hate it when someone uses *Greggy* or *Gregger* Older men always try and make you sound important by using *Gregorio*, which inadvertently makes you feel like you need bolstering, because just being Greg isnt manly enough." May. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Duh! Of course I like it! My friend's mother had a miss carrige and they were going to name him Gregory" Apr. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother's name is Gregory! It is such an easy name to say!" Apr. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      7 Neutral Comments

  • "I got a baby boy today and because I love the name Gregory I call him Gregory I believe he will be a good person live long and helpful guy my mane is Joseph" Jun. 19, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Gregory is a classic regardless of the time or point in history!" Apr. 3, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gregory, my son is the new and improved Gregory II and my grandson Gregory , III is the best Gregory yet!!👍🎉🏌" Jan. 16, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My granddads name was Gregory and he was Eastern European and telling was Grigory. He was a doctor and a nice guy." Jul. 12, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Gregory James and I go by Greg. I love the name, if your thinking of using it stop thinking and use it you cant go wrong." Dec. 10, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love that name, sounds so sexy. The Gregory, I know is sexy by the way. He fits his name perfectly. The watchmen is one of the meanings to this name." Jan. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name..i like it ok..not TOO common,but everyone thinks my name is "Craig"..Im 40 yo." May. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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