Gregory Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Gregory:
From the Late Latin Gregorius, a cognate of the Greek Grēgorios (vigilant, a watchman), which is derived from the verb egeirein (to awaken).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Gregory
Greg, Greig, Grisha, Gegg, Gregor, Grish, Egg, Rory
OTHER LANGUAGES: Grigor, Krikor (Armenian), Grigor (Bulgarian), Grgur, Grga (Croatian), Řehoř (Czech), Gregers (Danish), Grégoire (French), Grigol (Georgian), Gregor (German), Gregorios (Greek), Gergely, Gergő (Hungarian), Gréagóir (Irish), Gregorio (Italian), Gregorios, Gregorius (Late Greek), Grigorijs (Latvian), Grigor, Gligor (Macedonian), Gregers (Norwegian), Grzegorz (Polish), Grigore (Romanian), Grigori, Grigoriy, Grigory, Grisha (Russian), Gregor, Griogair, Greig (Scottish), Gregor (Slovak), Grega, Gregor (Slovene), Gregorio, Goyo (Spanish), Greger (Swedish), Hryhoriy (Ukrainian), Grigor (Welsh)
- Meanings and history of the name Gregory
English form of Latin Gregorius, which was from the Late Greek name Γρηγοριος (Gregorios), derived from γρηγορος (gregoros) meaning "watchful, alert".
- Famous real-life people named Gregory
Gregory Peck - American actor
Gregory Hines - American actor, singer, and dancer
Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus (3rd century)
Saint Gregory of Nyssa (4th century)
Saint Gregory of Nazianzus (4th century)
Saint Gregory of Tours (6th century)
Pope Saint Gregory I the Great, reformer and Doctor of the Church
And as well as 15 subsequent popes.
Gregory 'Greg' Brown, Youtuber (AsapSCIENCE)
- Gregory in song, story & screen
Dr. Gregory House (played by Hugh Laurie), title character of the American television drama House, M.D.
Gregory Sanders, a supporting character in the American television drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Gregory Bridgerton, hero of regency romance novel "On the Way to the Wedding" by Julia Quinn
Gregor Samsa, protagonist in Kafka's Metamorphosis
Gregg Lee, childhood friend of the protagonist in the game Night in the Woods