Meaning:watchful, vigilant
Gregory is a name that has never gone out of style. It first appeared in 12th-century England and has been the name of more than a dozen popes; there are many St. Gregorys too. Often shortened to Greg or Gregg, the name means “watchful, vigilant” from the Greek name “Gregorios.” Famous Gregorys include Olympic diver Greg Louganis and actor Greg Kinnear.

Famous People Named Gregory

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  • Gregory Peck
  • Gregory Polanco
    Baseball Player
  • Gregory Smith
    TV Actor

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