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Gregory

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 5 0 5
1881 6 0 6
1884 5 0 5
1885 5 0 5
1886 7 0 7
1888 5 0 5
1889 6 0 6
1890 12 0 12
1892 9 0 9
1893 9 0 9
1894 10 0 10
1895 9 0 9
1896 10 0 10
1897 8 0 8
1898 14 0 14
1899 11 0 11
1900 12 0 12
1901 16 0 16
1902 10 0 10
1903 10 0 10
1904 16 0 16
1905 13 0 13
1906 16 0 16
1907 21 0 21
1908 26 0 26
1909 26 0 26
1910 25 0 25
1911 36 0 36
1912 66 0 66
1913 85 0 85
1914 107 0 107
1915 136 0 136
1916 143 0 143
1917 158 0 158
1918 175 0 175
1919 163 0 163
1920 180 0 180
1921 185 0 185
1922 219 0 219
1923 191 0 191
1924 226 0 226
1925 213 0 213
1926 243 0 243
1927 243 0 243
1928 260 0 260
1929 242 5 237
1930 248 0 248
1931 256 0 256
1932 283 0 283
1933 260 6 254
1934 334 5 329
1935 368 0 368
1936 393 0 393
1937 512 5 507
1938 536 0 536
1939 599 0 599
1940 757 0 757
1941 833 7 826
1942 1,026 0 1,026
1943 1,134 0 1,134
1944 1,307 0 1,307
1945 2,487 11 2,476 #96 boy name
1946 5,686 14 5,672 #56 boy name
1947 9,348 20 9,328 #33 boy name
1948 9,748 21 9,727 #32 boy name
1949 11,005 21 10,984 #31 boy name
1950 13,346 27 13,319 #25 boy name
1951 14,126 33 14,093 #25 boy name
1952 15,242 34 15,208 #24 boy name
1953 16,178 35 16,143 #24 boy name
1954 17,653 47 17,606 #25 boy name
1955 19,855 62 19,793 #24 boy name
1956 21,145 63 21,082 #24 boy name
1957 21,507 59 21,448 #23 boy name
1958 19,863 73 19,790 #23 boy name
1959 19,937 62 19,875 #23 boy name
1960 20,401 78 20,323 #24 boy name
1961 21,443 89 21,354 #23 boy name
1962 22,048 87 21,961 #21 boy name
1963 21,525 89 21,436 #21 boy name
1964 19,973 74 19,899 #22 boy name
1965 18,292 79 18,213 #23 boy name
1966 17,092 75 17,017 #23 boy name
1967 15,880 89 15,791 #25 boy name
1968 15,476 68 15,408 #26 boy name
1969 16,247 75 16,172 #26 boy name
1970 16,361 64 16,297 #26 boy name
1971 14,850 80 14,770 #26 boy name
1972 13,133 65 13,068 #26 boy name
1973 11,767 84 11,683 #26 boy name
1974 10,897 63 10,834 #31 boy name
1975 10,486 78 10,408 #33 boy name
1976 10,131 64 10,067 #35 boy name
1977 10,114 60 10,054 #35 boy name
1978 9,410 60 9,350 #38 boy name
1979 9,169 54 9,115 #42 boy name
1980 9,328 60 9,268 #42 boy name
1981 8,826 70 8,756 #46 boy name
1982 10,202 51 10,151 #40 boy name
1983 10,045 64 9,981 #42 boy name
1984 9,755 68 9,687 #44 boy name
1985 9,838 71 9,767 #45 boy name
1986 9,600 71 9,529 #46 boy name
1987 9,185 58 9,127 #47 boy name
1988 8,694 66 8,628 #50 boy name
1989 8,794 39 8,755 #52 boy name
1990 8,400 23 8,377 #51 boy name
1991 7,571 24 7,547 #55 boy name
1992 6,512 17 6,495 #60 boy name
1993 5,823 17 5,806 #65 boy name
1994 5,144 8 5,136 #76 boy name
1995 4,454 12 4,442 #84 boy name
1996 3,996 5 3,991 #98 boy name
1997 3,814 11 3,803
1998 3,436 7 3,429
1999 3,052 7 3,045
2000 2,841 5 2,836
2001 2,474 0 2,474
2002 2,282 5 2,277
2003 2,105 0 2,105
2004 1,976 8 1,968
2005 1,901 0 1,901
2006 1,833 0 1,833
2007 1,684 5 1,679
2008 1,555 0 1,555
2009 1,423 0 1,423
2010 1,286 0 1,286
2011 1,263 0 1,263
2012 1,231 5 1,226
2013 1,176 0 1,176
2014 1,103 0 1,103
2015 975 0 975

Want to know about the popularity of the Gregory baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 707,837 babies born with the name Gregory in the United States. That's more than enough Gregories to occupy the country of Montenegro with an estimated population of 620,029 (as of April 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Gregory" was in 1962 with a total of 21,961 babies. (That's a lot of baby Gregories)

According to the 1953 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Gregory" ranks #23 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 79 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1953. Across the entire United States a total of 16,178 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Gregory" mean? The list below shows the origins of Gregory as well as things modernly associated with the name Gregory such as celebrities named Gregory.

Origin and Meaning of Gregory

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Gregory
Senses
  1. Pope Gregory XIII., born 1572, died 1585, the pope who introduced the modern calendar.
    synonyms: Gregory XIII, Ugo Buoncompagni.
  2. Pope Gregory I., born circa 540, died 604; the pope for whom Gregorian chants were named.
    synonyms: Gregory I, Saint Gregory I, Gregory the Great.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604)
  2. The Italian pope who fought to establish the supremacy of the pope over the Roman Catholic Church and the supremacy of the church over the state (1020-1085)
  3. The Italian pope from 1406 to 1415 who worked to end the Great Schism and who retired to make it possible (1327-1417)
  4. The pope who sponsored the introduction of the modern calendar (1572-1585)
  5. Italian pope from 1831 to 1846; conservative in politics and theology; worked to propagate Catholicism in England and the United States (1765-1846)
  6. (Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-391)

Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck is an actor and humanitarian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1942 to 2000. Gregory was born in 1916 as Eldred Gregory Peck in San Diego, California, U.S.

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Gregory Hines

Gregory Hines is an actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1951 to 2003. Gregory was born in 1946 as Gregory Oliver Hines in New York City, New York.

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Gregory Harrison

Gregory was born in 1950 as Gregory Neale Harrison in Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California, U.S.

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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 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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Greg Grunberg

Greg Grunberg is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1990 to present. Greg was born in 1966 as Gregory Phillip Grunberg in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Gregory

Gregory Alan Isakov
Gregory Packs
Gregory Isaacs
Gregory Meeks
Gregory Polanco
Gregory Porter
Gregory Smith

Alternative Meanings

G is for glamorous, you know what to do!

R is for relax, you know how!

E is for elegant, born within you.

G is for genial, a pleasing personality.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yrogerg". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Gregyor". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Gregory born Aug 4, 2004

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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 Central England approximately on 1150. Your profession was teacher, mathematician, and geologist.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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