Infobox Given Name Revised
name = Gregory
gender = Male
meaning = "watchful, alert"
region = worldwide
origin = Latin, Greek
related names =
Greg, Gregg, Gregor, Grigori
Gregory is a common masculine
first nameand family name. It is derived from the Latin"Gregorius," which was from the late Greek name "Γρηγόριος" (Gregorios), which was derived from "γήγορος" (gegoros) meaning "watchful, alert".Through folk etymology, the name also became associated with "grex" and "gregis" ("flock" and "herd"). The associations with a shepherdwho diligently guides his flock is part of the reason that the name has been popular with monks, priestand popesThere have been 16 popes with the name, starting with Pope Gregory I(Gregory the Great). It is the second-most popular name for pope, along with Benedict, after John. Because of this background, it is also a very common name for saints. Although the name was uncommon in the early 20th century, after the popularity of the actor Gregory Peckit became one of the ten most common male names in the 1950s and has remained popular since.
nicknames are Greg, Greggy, Gregor or Reggie and Reg.
In its Latin form (Grigorius or Gregorius) it was the name of several saints and 16 popes. Grigor is also a surname of Scottish origin. It is derived from
MacGregor, that name being banned in Scotland in 1603 under King James VI. Accordingly, people had to change it to other variations, or to a completely new name altogether. "Gregor" is also the surname of a distinguished Cornish family.
*"გრიგოლი" (Grigoli) (Georgian)
*"Grégory" or "Grégoire" (French)
*"Григорий" (Grigorii) (Russian)
*"Рыгор" (Ryhor) (Belarusian)
*"Григор" (Grigor) (Bulgarian)
*"Gregor" (German)/Scottish (From McGregor)
*"Γρηγόριος" (Grigorios) (Greek)
*"Gergely" or "Gergő" (Hungarian)
*"Gregoras" or "Gregorijus" (Lithuanian)
*"เกรกอรี" or "เกรกกอรี" (Thai)
*"Grigore" or "Gligor" (Romanian)
*"Grega" or "Gregor" (Slovene)
*"Григорій" (Hryhoriy) (Ukrainian)
*"Գրիգոր" (Krikor-Western Armenian, Griqor-Eastern Armenian)
Gregory the Illuminator
Gregory Thaumaturgus(Gregory the Wonderworker)
Gregory of Nyssa
*Gregory Nazianzus the Elder, Bishop of Nazianzus
*Gregory Nazianzus, Patriarch of Constantinople
Gregory of Utrecht
Patriarch Gregory II of Constantinople
*Patriarch Gregory III of Constantinople
*Patriarch Gregory IV of Constantinople
*Gregory of Cappadocia, Patriarch of Alexandria
*Patriarch Gregory I of Alexandria
Patriarch Gregory IV of Alexandria
Patriarch Gregory V of Alexandria
*Saint Gregory I (Gregory the Great), (pope 590-604, after whom the
Gregorian chantis named)
*Gregory II, (pope 716-731)
*Gregory III, (pope 731-741)
*Gregory IV, (pope 827-844)
*Gregory V, (pope 996-999)
*Gregory VI, (pope 1044-1046)
*Gregory VII, (pope 1073-1085)
*Gregory VIII, (pope 1187)
*Gregory IX, (pope 1227-1241)
*Gregory X, (pope 1271-1276)
*Gregory XI, (pope 1370-1378)
*Gregory XII, (pope 1406-1409)
*Gregory XIII, (pope 1582–1585, after whom the
Gregorian calendaris named)
*Gregory XIV, (pope 1590-1591)
*Gregory XV, (pope 1621-1623)
*Gregory XVI, (pope 1831-1846)
:"For Gregory as surname, see
Gregor Mendel, scientist, father of genetics (1822-1884)
Greg Lemond, American professional road bicycle racer (b. 1961)
Greg Norman, the Great White Shark from down under
Greg Luzinski, American baseball player
Greg Rusedski, former Canadian-British tennisplayer
Greg Maddux, American baseball player
Gregory of Tours, historian
Gregory of Narek, philosopher, poet
Gregory of Benevento, duke
*Gregory I, Duke of Naples (739-755)
*Gregory II, Duke of Naples (767-794)
*Gregory III, Duke of Naples (864 – 870)
*Gregory IV, Duke of Naples (898 – 915)
Gregory of Nin, Christian bishop, reformer
Gregory Charles, Canadian signer (b. 1968)
Gregory Helms, American professional wrestler (b. 1974)
Gregory Henriquez, Canadian Architect (b.1963)
Gregory Hillman, American Piano (b.1977)
Gregory Peck, actor (1916 - 2003)
Gregor Maček, Slovenian baroc architect (1682 - 1745)
Gregor Eisenhorn, the title character in the novel series "Eisenhorn", by Dan Abnett.
Gregory Goyle, a fictional character from the best selling books " Harry Potter"
Gregory House, the name of the main character of " House"
Gregor Samsa, main character of Franz Kafka's novella " The Metamorphosis"
*Gregory Sanders, a forensic detective in the show ""
Gregor Vorbarra, the Emperor of the Barrayaran Imperium in Lois McMaster Bujold's " Vorkosigan Saga"
Gregory of Yardale, a character from
Gregorius Nekschot, a pseudonymof an anonymous and prosecuted Dutch cartoonist
*Gregor, the protagonist of "
The Underland Chronicles"
Jean Girard's husband in the movie ""
*Gregory, a servant of Lord Capulet in Shakespeare's "
Romeo and Juliet"
*Sargent Gregorius, a character from Dan Simmons' novels Endymion and
The Rise of Endymion
*Gregory, a cricket from the "Dragon Ball" manga and anime series.
*Gregory, A young red dragon in
Terry Goodkind's novel series " The Sword of Truth"
*Reverend Gregorius, the antagonist in
Hjalmar Söderberg's novel Doctor Glas.
*Old Gregg, a character from television show The Mighty Boosh.
Scottish clanMacGregor means "Son of Gregor."
Gregory County, South Dakota
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