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The Name Gregory - Origin and Meaning of Gregory

The Name Gregory - Origin and Meaning of Gregory



Origin of the Name Gregory


Usage of the Name Gregory


Meaning of the Name Gregory

The name Gregory comes from the Latin name Gregorius, which is derived from the Greek name Gregōrios meaning "watchful" (from the Greek word "gregōrein" meaning "to watch, be vigilant").

Famous Bearers

Bearers of the name include Gregory Peck (1916 - 2003), an American actor; Gregory Corso (1930 - 2001), an American poet; Gregory Hines (1946 - 2003), an American actor, singer, and choreographer; Gregory Maguire (born 1954), an American author. The name was also borne by 16 popes.
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