October 3, 2014 § 1 Comment
From the Greek “Gregorios”, via the Latin “Gregorius”, meaning “watchful” or “alert”.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Goyo, Greagoir, Greg, Grega, Greger, Gregg, Grégoire, Gregor, Gregorio, Gregorios, Gregorius, Greer, Greig, Grigol, Grigor, Grigore, Grigori, Grigoriy, Grigory, Griogair, Grisha, Grzegorz, Hryhoriy, Reijo, Reko, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Gregory, the gardener, one of the servants who was supposed to look after Robin while his parents were away, in The Door in the Wall (written in 1949 and set sometime between 1327-1377), by Marguerite de Angeli.
[…] (The nurse tried explaining to the parents that they could just as easily have named the boy “Gregory” and girl “Estelle” if they really wanted their children to be named after them, […]