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Greg

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78k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
510
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Greg

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

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  1. An English and Scottish male given name, diminutive of Gregory or Gregor (and sometimes derived from the surname Greig)

Notable Persons Named Greg

Greg was born on May 14th, 1968 in St Asaph.

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Greg Oden is a basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers, Miami Heat, and Jiangsu Dragons. He was most active from 2007 to present. Greg was born on January 22nd, 1988 in Buffalo, New York.

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Greg Lake is a progressive rock musician. He plays Alembic Inc, Wal (bass), Fender Jazz Bass, and Gibson Ripper. He has been prominent since 1966. Greg was given the name Gregory Stuart Lake on November 10th, 1947 in Poole, Dorset, England.

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Greg Kinnear is an actor and television personality. He has been prominent since 1988. Greg was given the name Gregory Buck Kinnear on June 17th, 1963 in Logansport, Indiana, U.S.

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Greg Giraldo was an observational comedy, black comedy, surreal humour, and insult comedy comedian. Greg was given the name Gregory C. Giraldo on December 10th, 1965 in Bronx, New York, U.S. He died on September 29th, 2010.

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Greg Abbott is an Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, 50th Attorney General of Texas, and Associate Justice of theTexas Supreme Court. Greg was born on November 13th, 1957 in Wichita Falls, Texas.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Greg

Percy Greg is a writer.

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Greg is a comics creator. Greg is also known as Louis Albert.

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Gonzo was born on March 28th, 1965.

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Hannah was born in 1766. She died in 1834.

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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 806 0 806
1947 1,317 0 1,317
1948 1,189 0 1,189
1949 868 0 868
1950 804 0 804
1951 745 6 739
1952 770 0 770
1953 796 0 796
1954 955 0 955
1955 1,166 0 1,166
1956 1,600 0 1,600
1957 2,977 5 2,972
1958 3,801 5 3,796
1959 4,645 0 4,645 #90 boy name
1960 5,095 5 5,090 #83 boy name
1961 5,406 12 5,394 #77 boy name
1962 5,372 6 5,366 #77 boy name
1963 4,860 7 4,853 #81 boy name
1964 3,979 5 3,974 #94 boy name
1965 3,191 6 3,185
1966 2,464 6 2,458
1967 2,109 8 2,101
1968 2,059 11 2,048
1969 2,000 9 1,991
1970 2,016 9 2,007
1971 1,713 11 1,702
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 699 0 699
1979 571 0 571
1980 558 0 558
1981 475 0 475
1982 438 0 438
1983 414 0 414
1984 388 0 388
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
2016 37 0 37

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Popularity of Greg as a first name

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Popularity of Greg as a last name

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Common last names for Greg

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Greg U.S.
  White 75.69% 64.26%
  African American 15.49% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.76% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.35% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.18% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.53% 16.26%

Of Last Name Greg

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

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Fun Facts about the name Greg

  • How Popular is the name Greg? Greg is the 759th most popular name of all time. As a last name Greg was the 42,511th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Greg have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 77,671 babies born with the first name Greg in the United States. That's more than enough people named Greg to occupy the country of Dominica with an estimated population of 71,293 (as of May 14, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Greg? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Greg first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Greg is Thursday, January 13th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Greg born? The highest recorded use of the first name Greg was in 1961 with a total of 5,394 babies. That's a lot of babies named Greg!
  • Random Greg Factoid: According to the 1962 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Greg ranks 59th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Colorado. Imagine that, 86 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 1962.
  • Weird things about the name Greg: Your name in reverse order is Gerg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ergg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Greg? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 510 people with the last name Greg.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Greg? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Greg as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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