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See also: Grégory



Via Latin Grēgorius, from post-classical Ancient Greek Γρηγόριος ‎(Grēgórios, watchful, vigilant).


Proper noun[edit]


  1. A male given name.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

Usage notes[edit]

Name of early saints, and of 16 popes. Used since Middle Ages; popular in the mid-twentieth century.

Related terms[edit]


  • 1598, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 1: Act V, Scene III:
    Turk Gregory never did such deeds in arms as I have done this day.
  • 1990 Jonathan Kellerman, Time Bomb, page 163:
    The surname Graff was chosen because upscale consumers respect anything Teutonic - regard it as efficient, intelligent, and reliable. But only up to a point. A forename like Helmut or Wilhelm wouldn't have done. Too German. Too foreign. 'Gregory' scores high on the likability scale. All-American. Greg. He's one of the boys, with Teutonic ancestry.