; equiv. Fr. Grégoire
, Ger. & Scand. Gregor
, It. & Sp. Gregorio
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Word origin of 'Gregory'LL Gregorius < Gr Grēgorios, lit., vigilant, hence, watchman < dial. form of egeirein, to awaken < IE base *ger-, to grow, awaken