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Greg

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

How popular is the baby 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 804 0 804
1951 744 6 738
1952 771 0 771
1953 796 0 796
1954 955 0 955
1955 1,166 0 1,166
1956 1,601 0 1,601
1957 2,976 5 2,971
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 5,405 12 5,393 #77 boy name
1962 5,372 6 5,366 #77 boy name
1963 4,860 7 4,853 #81 boy name
1964 3,981 5 3,976 #94 boy name
1965 3,191 6 3,185
1966 2,468 6 2,462
1967 2,108 8 2,100
1968 2,060 11 2,049
1969 2,000 9 1,991
1970 2,017 9 2,008
1971 1,715 11 1,704
1972 1,443 5 1,438
1973 1,307 6 1,301
1974 1,097 0 1,097
1975 953 0 953
1976 864 6 858
1977 829 5 824
1978 698 0 698
1979 571 0 571
1980 557 0 557
1981 477 0 477
1982 437 0 437
1983 414 0 414
1984 387 0 387
1985 336 5 331
1986 275 5 270
1987 286 0 286
1988 203 0 203
1989 234 0 234
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
2015 34 0 34

Want to know about the popularity of the Greg baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 77,641 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 5,393 babies. (That's a lot of baby Gregs)

According to the 1949 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Greg" ranks #77 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Nevada. Imagine that, 5 babies in Nevada have the same name as you in 1949. Across the entire United States a total of 868 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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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.

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 Norman

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

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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 Louganis

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

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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 Lemond

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

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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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Other Inspirations for the Name Greg

Greg Gutfeld
Greg Plitt
Greg Hardy
Greg Oden
Greg Jennings
Greg Monroe

Alternative Meanings

G is for glamorous, you know what to do!

R is for realist, the way you are.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

G is for glisten, a sparkle in your eye.

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.

Past life for Greg born Sep 13, 1992

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 USA South-East approximately on 1775. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. 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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