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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #748 most popular

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37k Gregg (Greek)

What does the name "Greg" mean?

Greg (Greek): Vigilant,, Watchful

The name "Greg" is of Greek origin and it means "Vigilant,, Watchful". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 7 other names that are similar to this one.

G is for great, that describes you.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

G is for grand, the life you will live.

Your name in reverse order is "Gerg". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Gger". 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.

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


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 first appeared 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 1949 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Greg" is not a popular baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1949. Across the entire United States a total of only 868 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Greg popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Greg in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Greg

Greg Kinnear

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


Greg Norman

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


Greg Lemond

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


Greg Maddux

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


Greg Proops

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


Greg Louganis

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


Past life for Greg born Dec 7, 1943

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 Borneo approximately on 1625. 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. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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