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Gregory Name Popularity

How popular is the name Gregory? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Gregory was the 403rd most popular boys name, representing 0.0537% of boy births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Gregory has been the 45th most popular boys name, representing 0.4718% of boy births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 602 6 0.0016%
1912 545 23 0.0046%
1913 489 43 0.0076%
1914 451 74 0.0106%
1915 467 98 0.0108%
1916 482 101 0.0105%
1917 477 105 0.0105%
1918 434 145 0.0135%
1919 465 123 0.0117%
1920 454 138 0.0124%
1921 464 136 0.0119%
1922 419 166 0.0149%
1923 449 145 0.0129%
1924 411 183 0.0158%
1925 432 155 0.0137%
1926 381 196 0.0178%
1927 398 188 0.017%
1928 374 209 0.0195%
1929 378 194 0.0187%
1930 366 206 0.0197%
1931 356 205 0.0208%
1932 337 227 0.023%
1933 342 207 0.0222%
1934 308 271 0.028%
1935 288 316 0.0325%
1936 277 333 0.0346%
1937 241 449 0.0456%
1938 227 488 0.0477%
1939 203 570 0.056%
1940 191 703 0.0661%
1941 184 777 0.069%
1942 166 987 0.0782%
1943 163 1,096 0.084%
1944 152 1,277 0.103%
1945 96 2,459 0.2016%
1946 56 5,668 0.3841%
1947 33 9,324 0.5586%
1948 32 9,724 0.6091%
1949 31 10,980 0.6826%
1950 25 13,312 0.8268%
1951 25 14,102 0.8317%
1952 24 15,207 0.8712%
1953 24 16,149 0.9125%
1954 25 17,611 0.9634%
1955 24 19,809 1.0769%
1956 24 21,082 1.1162%
1957 23 21,447 1.1145%
1958 23 19,790 1.0471%
1959 23 19,873 1.046%
1960 24 20,316 1.0722%
1961 23 21,354 1.1311%
1962 21 21,964 1.1964%
1963 21 21,432 1.194%
1964 22 19,889 1.1299%
1965 23 18,210 1.1136%
1966 23 17,008 1.0893%
1967 25 15,784 1.0401%
1968 26 15,405 1.0259%
1969 26 16,172 1.0497%
1970 26 16,291 1.0237%
1971 25 14,768 0.9828%
1972 26 13,060 0.9589%
1973 26 11,683 0.9012%
1974 31 10,834 0.8336%
1975 33 10,407 0.8099%
1976 35 10,062 0.7807%
1977 35 10,054 0.7459%
1978 38 9,351 0.6955%
1979 42 9,115 0.6464%
1980 42 9,265 0.6337%
1981 45 8,756 0.5957%
1982 40 10,150 0.6792%
1983 42 9,982 0.6764%
1984 44 9,690 0.6514%
1985 45 9,769 0.6436%
1986 46 9,534 0.6316%
1987 47 9,127 0.5981%
1988 50 8,629 0.5537%
1989 52 8,757 0.5427%
1990 51 8,376 0.5053%
1991 55 7,551 0.4633%
1992 60 6,493 0.4068%
1993 65 5,803 0.3722%
1994 76 5,135 0.3346%
1995 84 4,441 0.2947%
1996 98 3,990 0.2665%
1997 103 3,799 0.2569%
1998 109 3,427 0.229%
1999 122 3,038 0.2029%
2000 138 2,825 0.1849%
2001 157 2,465 0.1636%
2002 169 2,265 0.1511%
2003 185 2,087 0.1372%
2004 195 1,948 0.1278%
2005 203 1,882 0.1231%
2006 208 1,804 0.1152%
2007 223 1,659 0.1051%
2008 237 1,535 0.0993%
2009 247 1,408 0.0942%
2010 268 1,265 0.0878%
2011 277 1,241 0.0871%
2012 288 1,200 0.0842%
2013 293 1,163 0.0817%
2014 310 1,080 0.0741%
2015 345 953 0.0655%
2016 358 885 0.0614%
2017 364 857 0.0614%
2018 403 738 0.0537%

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Names Like Gregory

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What names are diminutives of Gregory?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Gregory sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Gregory, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Greg

Watchful, vigilant

Greek

#2,811 (0.0004%)  

What names are variants of Gregory?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Gregory.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Graig

Watchful, vigilant

Greek

Greer

Watchful, vigilant

Greek

#2,812 (0.0004%)  
Greg

Watchful, vigilant

Greek

#2,811 (0.0004%)  
Greger

Watchful, vigilant

Greek

Gregg

Watchful, vigilant

Greek

Greggory

Watchful, vigilant

Greek

Gregoire

Watchful, vigilant

Greek

Gregoor

Watchful, vigilant

Greek

Gregor

Watchful, vigilant

Greek

Gregori

Watchful, vigilant

Greek

Gregorio

An Italian and Spanish form of Gregory.

Spanish

#1,666 (0.0024%)  
Gregorius

Watchful, vigilant

Greek

Gregos

Watchful, vigilant

Greek

Grigor

Watchful, vigilant

Greek

Grigori

Watchful, vigilant

Greek

Grigorios

Watchful, vigilant

Greek

Grygor

Watchful, vigilant

Greek

Grzegorz

Watchful, vigilant

Greek


What names are similar to Gregory?

Find a name that’s like Gregory, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Grayson

Son of the steward

English

#32 (0.6215%)  

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Siblings of Gregory

Mamas with kids named Gregory also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Brian

High and noble

English

#234 (0.1161%)  
Andrew

Manly and powerful

Greek

#43 (0.5257%)  

3 Comments

  1. Gregory means watchful, and alert. Gregory is also his dad’s name and grandfathers name

  2. My sons name is Gregory Elijah. Gregory is his dads name and his grandfathers name on his dads side. Elijah is my father’s name

  3. Seems like a strong name…also daddy and poppops name


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