See also: Grégory
Name of early saints, and of 16 popes. Used since Middle Ages; popular in the mid-twentieth century.
c. 1597, [William Shakespeare], The History of Henrie the Fovrth; vvith the Battell at Shrewsburie, betweene the King and Lord Henry Percy, Surnamed Henrie Hotspur of the North. With the Humorous Conceits of Sir Iohn Falstalffe, quarto edition, London: Printed by P[eter] S[hort] for Andrew Wise, dwelling in Paules Churchyard, at the signe of the Angell, published 1598, OCLC 932916628:: 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.
male given name