Greer: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Greer
Origin of the name Greer:
Transferred use fo the surname originating in the Middle Ages from a contraction of Gregor, a cognate of the Latin Gregorius (watchful, vigilant). The name became popular as a female name in the 20th century from its association with actress Greer Garson, who was given her mother's maiden name.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Pronunciation for Greer: G as in "green (G.R.IY.N)" ; R as in "read (R.IY.D)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; R as in "read (R.IY.D)"
Greer is the feminine form of Gregory.
Also a town in NW South Carolina (population: 10,525)
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Greer has variant form in: Grier, Gryr, Grear
Gigi, Grey, Gree
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Greer is of Latin origin and it is used mainly in English. The name Greer means 'watchful'. Also Watcher, Watchful, Alert, Guardian
The girl name Greer is pronounced 'GRIHR' 1 syll. gree(r), gr-e-er.
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Greer Germaine, Australian writer and feminist.
Greer Garson, movie actress
Greer Grammer, daughter of actor Kelsey Grammer
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Greer Nelson, real name of Tigra in Marvel comics