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ˈgrɛg ə rigre·go·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Gregory, Gregory Nazianzen, Gregory of Nazianzen, St. Gregory of Nazianzennoun

    (Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-391)

  2. Gregory, Gregory XVI, Bartolomeo Alberto Capillarinoun

    Italian pope from 1831 to 1846; conservative in politics and theology; worked to propagate Catholicism in England and the United States (1765-1846)

  3. Gregory, Gregory XIII, Ugo Buoncompagninoun

    the pope who sponsored the introduction of the modern calendar (1572-1585)

  4. Gregory, Gregory XII, Angelo Corrernoun

    the Italian pope from 1406 to 1415 who worked to end the Great Schism and who retired to make it possible (1327-1417)

  5. Gregory, Gregory VII, Hildebrandnoun

    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)

  6. Gregory, Gregory I, Saint Gregory I, St. Gregory I, Gregory the Greatnoun

    (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604)


  1. Gregorynoun

    A male given name from Ancient Greek.

  2. Gregorynoun

    A patronymic surname.

  3. Etymology: Via Latin Grēgorius, from post-classical Ancient Greek Γρηγόριος (Grēgórios, " watchful, vigilant").


  1. gregory

    Gregory is typically a masculine name of Greek origin, meaning "watchful" or "alert." It has been a popular name in many English-speaking countries. There have also been several saints and popes named Gregory, making it a common choice in Catholic families. It is not restricted to a name as it might also be a surname.


  1. Gregory

    Gregory is a city in Gregory County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 1,295 at the 2010 census.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Gregory

    the name of 16 Popes: G. I., the Great, Pope from 590 to 604; G. II., St., Pope from 715 to 731; G. III., Pope from 731 to 741; G. IV., Pope from 827 to 844; G. V., Pope from 996 to 997; G. VI., Pope from 1045 to 1046; G. VII., Pope from 1073 to 1085; G. VIII., Pope in 1187; G. IX., Pope from 1227 to 1241; G. X., Pope from 1271 to 1276; G. XI, Pope from 1370 to 1378; G. XII., Pope from 1406 to 1415; G. XIII., Pope from 1572 to 1585; G. XIV., Pope from 1590 to 1591; G. XV., Pope from 1621 to 1623; G. XVI., Pope from 1831 1846. Of these the following are worthy of note:—

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gregory is ranked #339 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Gregory surname appeared 91,384 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 31 would have the surname Gregory.

    78.6% or 71,864 total occurrences were White.
    15.5% or 14,219 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 2,275 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 1,819 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 685 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 521 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gregory in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gregory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Gregory in a Sentence

  1. Charlton Heston:

    Gregory Peck was one of those few great actors of generosity, humor, toughness and spirit. From our fight scene in The Big Country (1958) to his willingness to stand up for what he believed personally, Gregory Peck faced life's challenges with great vigor and courage.

  2. Denise Warner:

    Jemma Warner-Gregory just wanted to share Jemma Warner-Gregory girls ’ night with the world and spotlight LGBT projects, that was Jemma Warner-Gregory goal.

  3. Glen Plake:

    I found every personal item in that tent except Gregory Costa and Gregory Costa sleeping bag, i found Gregory Costa glasses, Gregory Costa gloves, my jacket Gregory Costa was using for a pillow...

  4. Gregory Tony:

    DeSantis formally announced the appointment of Gregory Tony as sheriff. Gregory Tony, Gregory Tony, will beBroward Countys first African-American sheriff, according to a statement released by the governor. It is my intention to embark on this enormous task to restore the confidence of families and residents of Broward County toward the Broward Sherriffs Office, which also requires that I fix the problems that exist.

  5. Denise Warner:

    Jemma Warner-Gregory would say the phone number and then Jemma Warner-Gregory would get all these awful call-ins that were men asking really dark or sexual questions, and Jemma Warner-Gregory were like, ‘ No, no, no, this is not what Jemma Warner-Gregory want. Click, hang up on him, jemma Warner-Gregory just could n’t get the engagement that Jemma Warner-Gregory wanted.

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