Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Gregory m. Greek γρηγόριος 'watchful, alert' from Greek γρηγoρεῖν 'to watch'.

The name of 14 medieval popes, 6 patriarchs of Constantinople and Alexandria, a number of early church fathers, and a number of saints in both the Western and Eastern churches.

England
Latin
1189 Gregorius (nom) GASurv p. 223; 1222 Gregorius (nom) StPaulDom p. 1; 1246 Gregorius (nom) PSS-II p. 6; 1279–80 Gregorio (abl) WaHR-SK p. 40, Gregorius (nom) ibid. p. 40; 1325 Gregorio (abl) CTG-6 80, p. 302; 1340xc1450 Gregorius (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 8; 1377 Gregorius (nom) FenPT-2 p. 5; 1381 Gregorius (nom) ibid. p. 8; 1540 Gregory SA12 p. 3
Early Modern English
1530 Gregory LIWill-III p. 15; 1542 Gregory DEmar-vol1 p. 78, RegIng p. 2; 1543 Gregory BarnstapleBap p. 3; 1557 Gregory bruton-vol1 p. 28; 1569 Gregory BEmar-vol2 p. 30; 1571 Gregorie ibid. p. 95, Gregorye ibid. p. 2; 1576 Gregorie RegBisham p. 4; 1577 Gregorie StAnthonlin p. 25, Gregory ibid. p. 26; 1578 Gregory ibid. p. 26; 1582 Gregorie RegBisham p. 4; 1583 Gregory StAnthonlin p. 30; 1584 Gregory DEmar-vol2 p. 10, StAnthonlin p. 31; 1586 Gregory DEmar-vol2 p. 12; 1587 Gregory ibid. p. 13; 1590 Gregory ibid. p. 21; 1595 Gregory StAnthonlin p. 37; 1596 Gregory DEmar-vol2 p. 35
Estonia
Early Modern Swedish
1565 Gregis (nom) Hiiumaa p. 80; 1577 Greiß (nom) ibid. p. 126; 1583 Greß (nom) ibid. p. 126; 1587 Greys (nom) ibid. p. 126
Finland
Early Modern Swedish
1548 Grers (nom) Audén1980 p. 168
France
Latin
c680 Gregorio (abl) CartYonne1 VIII; c823 Gregorius (nom) irminon-vol2 54, Ved; 1079x1081 Gregorio (abl) CartNDSaintes XXI; 1113 Gregorius (nom) CartNDJosaphat II; 1132 Gregorius (nom) clairvaux-12thc 5; 1141 Gregorius (nom) CartNDSaintes VII; 1146 Gregorius (nom) ibid. VIII; 1209 Gregorii (gen) CartNDdOurscamp LII; 1273 Gregorius (nom) NDParisII 2-XLIII; 1378 Gregorii (gen) hanquetvol1 29, Gregorio (abl) ibid. 7, Gregorium (acc) ibid. 23, Gregorius (nom) ibid. 6
Old French
1301 Grigoire (obl) MemPic-vol17 p. 286
Middle French
1418 Gregoire HGParis p. 383
Germany
Latin
989 Gregorii (gen) HambUrk-vol1 LII; 997 Gregorij (gen) quix-vol1 49, Gregorius (nom) ibid. 49; 1174 Gregorius (nom) ibid. 32; 1216 Gregorius (nom) hennes-vol1 25; 1229 Gregorio (abl) CDL-1.1.1 X; 1400 Gregorii (gen) mairhofer DCLXVI, Gregorius (nom) ibid. DCLXVI
Hungary
Latin
1324 Gregorii (gen) CDH-VIII-II CCLXX
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Gregorius (nom) MunDocIr III, p. 11
Italy
Latin
960 gregorius (nom) CDC-II CCXI; 1220 Gregorius (nom) hennes-vol1 49; 1224 Gregorius (nom) UrkRott-1 17; 1234 Gregorius (nom) POSDu I; 1237 Gregorius (nom) hennes-vol1 97; 1326 Gregorio (abl) Friuli-14thC no. 446; 1376 Gregorio (abl) DouGen1 p. 171; 1464 Gregorius (nom) CUP-III-I CCXXXI; 1527 Gregorius (nom) Rome1527 p. 84
1285 Gergoli (gen) Perugia1285 p. 158
Italian
1513x1521 Gregorio LeoX p. 13
Lithuania
Polish
1551x1555 Griga (gen) Kaunas2006 p. 84, Grigas (nom) ibid. p. 84, Grigu (dat) ibid. p. 83, 85, Grik (nom) ibid. p. 82, 85
Poland
Latin
1228 Gregorius (nom) hennes-vol1 p. 81
Portugal
Latin
1228 Gregorii (gen) PHGCRP-I no. 14; 1238 Gregorius (nom) ibid. no. 22
Portuguese-Galician
1238 Gregorio PHGCRP-I no. 22b
Scotland
Latin
c1120 Gregorius (nom) ESC XXXVI; 1124 Gregorio (abl) ibid. XLIX
Scots
1376 Gregorio (dat) morton-vol1 16
Spain
Catalan
1510 Gregori valencia1510 4655, Gregorio ibid. 3664
Spanish
1575 Gregorio Catalogo-5.2 3857; 1576 Gregorio ibid. 3918
Sweden
Latin
1350 Gregorii (gen) SDHK no. 6037, Gregorio (dat) ibid. no. 6010, Gregoris (gen) ibid. no. 6020; 1383 Gregorius (nom) SRA-vol2 no. 1900
Old Swedish
1359 Gregors (nom) SDHK no. 7548; 1383 Gregers SRA-vol2 no. 1934, Gregros (gen) ibid. no. 1933
Cite as: R. Le Get, S.L. Uckelman. "Gregory". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Gregory.