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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Greer

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Greer

Greer Garson was an actress, singer, and philanthropist. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1932 to 1996. Greer was given the name Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson on September 29th, 1904 in Manor Park, London. She breathed her last breath on April 6th, 1996.

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Greer Grammer is an actress. She was most active from 2010 to present. Greer was given the name Kandace Greer Grammer by her parent Kelsey Grammer on February 15th, 1992 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Greer Grant Nelson is a comics character.

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Greer was born on October 26th, 1949.

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Greer Lankton was an american artist. Greer was born in 1958 in Flint, Michigan. She died in 1996.

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Greer was born on February 15th, 1957 in Pietermaritzburg.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Greer

Judy Greer is an actress and former fashion model. She was most prominent from 1997 to present. Judy was given the name Judith Therese Evans on July 20th, 1975 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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She was most prominent from 1970 to present. Germaine was born on January 29th, 1939 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Germaine is also known as pen names: Rose Blight (for Private Eye); Dr. G (forOz).

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He was most active from 1949 to 2003. Dabbs was given the name Robert William Greer on April 2nd, 1917 in Missouri, U.S. He breathed his last breath on April 28th, 2007.

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Steven M. Greer is a physician, ufology, physician(retired), and ufologist. Steven was born on June 28th, 1955 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Jane Greer was a film and television actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1945 to 1945. Jane was given the name Bettejane Greer on September 9th, 1924 in Washington, D.C., U.S. She passed away on August 24th, 2001.

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Craig Morgan is a country music singer-songwriter. He plays Vocals and acoustic guitar. He was most prominent from 2000 to present. Craig was given the name Craig Morgan Greer on July 17th, 1964.

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How popular is the baby name Greer in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 5 0 5
1916 8 0 8
1917 8 0 8
1918 8 0 8
1919 5 0 5
1921 6 0 6
1922 8 0 8
1923 14 0 14
1924 6 0 6
1927 7 0 7
1932 5 0 5
1934 5 0 5
1936 6 0 6
1941 5 5 0
1942 21 15 6
1943 47 37 10
1944 22 13 9
1945 31 25 6
1946 30 23 7
1947 38 27 11
1948 23 16 7
1949 15 15 0
1950 22 15 7
1951 17 11 6
1952 18 18 0
1953 23 18 5
1954 23 17 6
1955 14 14 0
1956 20 14 6
1957 15 10 5
1958 12 12 0
1959 23 18 5
1960 15 15 0
1961 21 21 0
1962 35 35 0
1963 21 21 0
1964 39 27 12
1965 18 18 0
1966 25 25 0
1967 18 18 0
1968 24 17 7
1969 19 19 0
1970 24 24 0
1971 23 15 8
1972 19 19 0
1973 20 20 0
1974 14 14 0
1975 29 22 7
1976 14 14 0
1977 16 16 0
1978 12 12 0
1979 15 15 0
1980 22 15 7
1981 21 21 0
1982 17 17 0
1983 26 20 6
1984 37 32 5
1985 28 23 5
1986 27 27 0
1987 29 29 0
1988 23 23 0
1989 31 25 6
1990 35 29 6
1991 32 24 8
1992 45 38 7
1993 36 36 0
1994 35 35 0
1995 60 47 13
1996 70 60 10
1997 64 55 9
1998 40 40 0
1999 67 56 11
2000 50 45 5
2001 43 35 8
2002 39 34 5
2003 53 45 8
2004 57 49 8
2005 46 40 6
2006 46 39 7
2007 63 53 10
2008 63 49 14
2009 59 52 7
2010 75 53 22
2011 63 52 11
2012 65 51 14
2013 78 60 18
2014 82 65 17
2015 113 88 25
2016 116 98 18
2017 105 89 16

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Popularity of Greer as a first name

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Popularity of Greer as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Greer U.S.
  White 73.30% 64.26%
  African American 21.33% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.45% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.07% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.36% 16.26%

Of Last Name Greer

People with the last name Greer are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Greer

  • How Popular is the name Greer? Greer is the 5,334th most popular name of all time. As a last name Greer was the 590th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Greer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,892 babies born with the first name Greer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Greer to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Greer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Greer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Greer is Sunday, August 15th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Greer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Greer was in 2016 with a total of 98 babies.
  • Random Greer Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Greer is not a popular baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Greer: Your name in reverse order is Reerg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Erreg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Greer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 57,043 people with the last name Greer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Greer? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 19 of them will have Greer as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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