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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 glow, the warmth of your smile.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

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 "Egrg". 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 1956 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Greg" is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 61 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1956. Across the entire United States a total of 1,601 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 south east? 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 Oct 16, 2011

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Australia approximately on 1750. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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