Origin of GregoryLate Latin Gregorius from Classical Greek Gr?gorios, literally , vigilant, hence, watchman from dialect, dialectal form of egeirein, to awaken from Indo-European base an unverified form ger-, to grow, awaken
- ( 540?-604); pope (590-604): his day is Sept. 3: called the Greatalso called Saint Gregory I
- (born Hildebrand) (1020?-85); pope (1073-85): his day is May 25also called Saint Gregory VII
- (born Ugo Buoncompagni) 1502-85; pope (1572-85)
- (born Isabella Augusta Persse) 1852-1932; Ir. playwright
- A male given name.
- A patronymic surname.
Name of early saints, and of 16 popes. Used since Middle Ages; popular in the mid-twentieth century.
Via Latin Grēgorius, from post-classical Ancient Greek Γρηγόριος (Grēgorios, “watchful”).