Gregory

Gregory - A very unique male name



  May 23,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Gregory, meaning vigilant, a watchman, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1911 on position #599. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Gregory and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Gregory? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Gregory. The baby boy name Gregory was given to 1,186 baby boys in 2012, ranking #290 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,384 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Gregory peaked in popularity 57 years ago in 1962 on position 21.



Famous with this name

Gregory Smith
Gregory Plotkin
Gregory Ecklund


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Gregory is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Gregory is currently topping the baby name charts in Maryland at position #167 - and is the least popular in Utah at position #645.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Gregory is where you live.


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Gregory origin and meaning

Gregory is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means vigilant, a watchman. To see famous people named Gregory, pop culture references for the name Gregory and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Gregory

We've found the following names that sound similar to Gregory, sorted by popularity.

Gregorio / Greggory / Grigor / Gregor / Gergory / Gregoria / Gurkirat / Gregrey / Gregario / Gregroy /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012290
2011278
2010268
2009247
2008237
2007223
2006208
2005203
2004194
2003185
2002169
2001157
2000139
1999122
1998109
1997103
199698
199584
199476
199365
199260
199155
199051
198952
198850
198747
198646
198545
198444
198342
198240
198145
198042
197942
197838
197735
197635
197533
197431
197326
197226
197125
197026
196926
196826
196725
196623
196523
196422
196321
196221
196123
196024
195923
195823
195723
195624
195524
195425
195324
195224
195125
195025
194931
194832
194733
194656
194596
1944152
1943163
1942166
1941184
1940191
1939203
1938227
1937242
1936277
1935289
1934307
1933343
1932336
1931356
1930365
1929377
1928373
1927396
1926381
1925432
1924411
1923449
1922419
1921462
1920454
1919464
1918434
1917479
1916480
1915467
1914452
1913487
1912543
1911599

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Maryland167
Connecticut197
Pennsylvania200
Louisiana203
New Jersey212
Florida212
Rhode Island214
Mississippi215
District of Columbia218
Alabama222
Georgia226
Massachusetts226
Kentucky234
West Virginia235
New York242
Oklahoma250
Illinois254
Arkansas254
North Carolina256
Missouri262
Ohio263
Virginia264
South Carolina281
Arizona292
California293
Colorado295
Washington297
Michigan303
Oregon314
Indiana319
Tennessee331
Minnesota354
New Mexico355
Texas359
Wisconsin373
Kansas442
Nevada536
Utah645

Even more about Gregory


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Gregory a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Gregory?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1962
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Gregory
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,384
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1911
2012 births +1,186

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