Gregorio Name Meaning & Origin

Gregorio

Pronunciation: greh-GOH-ryo (key)

Origin of the name Gregorio:

Cognate of the Greek Gregorios, a name meaning “vigilant, a watchman,” which is derived from the verb egeirein (to awaken, to watch). The name was borne by the brother of St. Basil, St. Grēgorios of Nyssa (331?-?95), a Greek theologian and bishop in Cappadocia. Var: Gregoire, Gregorie. Short: Gregor.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Pope Gregory the Great is generally credited with Gregorian chant.

Pope Gregory XIII, while he was Pope, the Julian calendar was abandoned in favor of the Gregorian calendar to more accurately keep time.

St. Gregory of Nyssa was a younger brother of St. Basil the Great and a good friend of St. Gregory of Nazianzus. His significance has long been recognized in the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Eastern Catholic and Roman Catholic branches of Christianity.

St. Gregory (1848-1902) of Parumala, India performed many miracles and the Indian Orthodox faithful value his intercession greatly.

Gregory of India (His Grace Paulose Mar Gregorios) was an eminent theologian and noted international ecumenical figure of the 20th century. He was the Bishop of New Delhi.

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