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



Proper noun


Gregory (countable and uncountable, plural Gregorys)

  1. A male given name from Ancient Greek.
    • 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.
  2. A surname originating as a patronymic.
  3. A small town on the Gregory River in the Shire of Burke, Queensland, Australia.
  4. A small town and port in the Shire of Northampton, Western Australia.
  5. A city in Gregory County, South Dakota, United States.
  6. Synonym of Hopewell, Gibson County, Tennessee.
  7. A city in San Patricio County, Texas, United States.

Usage notes


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



Derived terms



  • French: Grégory
  • Hawaiian: Kelekolio
  • Maori: Kerekori





Gregory (plural Gregorys)

  1. (Cockney rhyming slang) Shortened form of Gregory Peck, a neck