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The Name Gregory - Origin and Meaning of Gregory
  



The Name Gregory - Origin and Meaning of Gregory


Gender

Masculine

Origin of the Name Gregory

Greek

Usage of the Name Gregory

English

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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