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Gregory Name Meaning and Origin

Gregory Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Watchful, vigilant, alert

Name Origin


The name Gregory comes from the Greek name Gregorios, which means 'watchful, vigilant, alert'. It is derived from the Greek word 'gregorein', which means 'to watch'. The name has a strong and positive connotation related to being attentive and aware.

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Gregory Phonetic Appeal

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Gregory is a smooth and easy name to pronounce, with a clear and straightforward rhythm.

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The name Gregory has a good rhythm with three syllables, making it pleasant to the ear.

Famous People Named Gregory

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● Gregory Peck

Eldred Gregory Peck was an American actor known for his roles in classic films such as 'To Kill a Mockingbird' and 'Roman Holiday'. He was highly respected for his talent and received numerous awards throughout his career.

● Gregory Hines

Gregory Hines was a multi-talented American actor, singer, and dancer who was known for his contributions to the world of tap dancing. He won a Tony Award for his performance in 'Jelly's Last Jam'.

● Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter is a Grammy Award-winning American jazz singer and songwriter known for his soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics. He has released several critically acclaimed albums and is renowned in the music industry.

Gregory Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Gregory

The name Gregory does not have strong negative associations or cultural symbols. However, in some contexts, it may be associated with characters who are overly vigilant or suspicious due to its meaning of being watchful. Overall, it is a widely accepted and respected name.

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