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Greg

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Vigilant,, Watchful
  • #748 All Time
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37k Gregg (Greek)

How popular is the name "Greg" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1915 7 0 7
1920 6 0 6
1921 5 0 5
1922 7 0 7
1924 6 0 6
1925 11 0 11
1927 9 0 9
1928 9 0 9
1930 10 0 10
1931 9 0 9
1932 9 0 9
1933 8 0 8
1934 17 0 17
1935 19 0 19
1936 32 0 32
1937 34 0 34
1938 49 0 49
1939 55 0 55
1940 57 0 57
1941 76 0 76
1942 101 0 101
1943 146 0 146
1944 188 0 188
1945 355 0 355
1946 807 0 807
1947 1,316 0 1,316
1948 1,189 0 1,189
1949 868 0 868
1950 803 0 803
1951 744 6 738
1952 772 0 772
1953 795 0 795
1954 955 0 955
1955 1,166 0 1,166
1956 1,601 0 1,601
1957 2,974 5 2,969
1958 3,801 5 3,796
1959 4,646 0 4,646 #90 boy name
1960 5,095 5 5,090 #83 boy name
1961 5,404 12 5,392 #77 boy name
1962 5,373 6 5,367 #77 boy name
1963 4,861 7 4,854 #81 boy name
1964 3,980 5 3,975 #94 boy name
1965 3,191 6 3,185
1966 2,468 6 2,462
1967 2,108 8 2,100
1968 2,059 11 2,048
1969 1,999 9 1,990
1970 2,018 9 2,009
1971 1,715 11 1,704
1972 1,443 5 1,438
1973 1,307 6 1,301
1974 1,098 0 1,098
1975 953 0 953
1976 863 6 857
1977 828 5 823
1978 697 0 697
1979 570 0 570
1980 557 0 557
1981 477 0 477
1982 438 0 438
1983 414 0 414
1984 386 0 386
1985 336 5 331
1986 275 5 270
1987 284 0 284
1988 203 0 203
1989 233 0 233
1990 204 0 204
1991 176 0 176
1992 172 0 172
1993 149 0 149
1994 133 0 133
1995 129 0 129
1996 112 0 112
1997 99 0 99
1998 108 0 108
1999 85 0 85
2000 79 0 79
2001 82 0 82
2002 70 0 70
2003 73 0 73
2004 86 0 86
2005 91 0 91
2006 71 0 71
2007 60 0 60
2008 68 0 68
2009 55 0 55
2010 41 0 41
2011 45 0 45
2012 38 0 38
2013 49 0 49
2014 27 0 27

Want to know about the populiarty of Greg? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 77,597 babies born with the name Greg in the United States. That's more than enough Gregs to occupy the country of Dominica with an estimated population of 71,293 (as of May 14, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Greg" was in 1961 with a total of 5,392 babies. (That's a lot of baby Gregs)

According to the 1960 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Greg" ranks #43 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 108 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 1960. Across the entire United States a total of 5,095 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Greg popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Greg" mean? The list below shows the origins of Greg as well as things modernly associated with the name Greg such as celebrities named Greg.

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Origin and Meaning of Greg

The name "Greg" is of Greek origin, and it means "Vigilant,, Watchful". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Greg Kinnear

Greg Kinnear is an actor and television personality with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1988 to present. Greg was born in 1963 as Gregory Buck Kinnear in Logansport, Indiana, United States.

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Greg Norman

Greg Norman is a golfer. Greg was born in 1955 in Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia.

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Greg Lemond

Greg Lemond is a cyclist. Greg was born in 1961 in Lakewood, California, U.S.

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Greg Maddux

Greg Maddux is a MLB player. Greg was born in 1966 in San Angelo, Texas.

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Greg Proops

Greg Proops is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1982 to present. Greg was born in 1959 as Gregory Everett Proops in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.

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Greg Louganis

Greg Louganis is a sportsperson. Greg was born in 1960 in El Cajon, California.

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Alternative Meanings

G is for grand, the life you will live.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

G is for genial, a pleasing personality.

Your name in reverse order is "Gerg". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Gegr". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Greg born Feb 25, 1923

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Alaska approximately on 625. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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