Greer Name Meaning & Origin
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.
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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
- Meanings and history of the name Greer
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.
- Famous real-life people named Greer
Greer Germaine, Australian writer and feminist.
Greer Garson, movie actress
Greer Grammer, daughter of actor Kelsey Grammer
- Greer in song, story & screen
Greer Nelson, real name of Tigra in Marvel comics