I’m kind of leaning to boy though. Copyright © 2009-2020 Baby Names Pedia. Swistle on Twitter I have honestly NEVER heard any of the alternative pronunciations. Greer is a Scottish name that’s the feminine form of Gregor, which is itself the Scottish form of Gregory, which has Greek origins. I prefer the Grier spelling, by far. Still have questions? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Greer Aurora. Get your answers by asking now. But how is this for unlikely?? See other Scottish girls’ names on our website. But written as a first name? I think I like Greer for a girl and Grier for a boy. I tend to tell people, “It’s like green, just change the n to an r” because they don’t always hear me clearly when I say it on the phone. The name Greer is a contracted form of Gregor which originated in the Middle Ages. I don't know if I would ever use it, but it's got it's own certain special quality that makes me like it. Boy only. I think I like Greer for a girl and Grier for a boy. To me, Greer is masculine. I knew a Greer once, and it rhymed with beer. But, I have known 2 girls with that name. Oh, good thought! I see The Baby Name Wizard has it listed the way I think of it. I just assumed it was a boys name. Boy. Your email address will not be published. Greer Catherine. Greer name meaning, origin, and more . Gryer (rhymes with dryer) Brooke Shields chose this name for her younger daughter. [ 1 syll. It can, rarely, be used as a boy’s name. I prefer it for a girl, with a classic feminine middle name... possibly Greer Catherine or Greer Rose. But it's spelled Grier. In an age dominated by mini-names and vowel-heavy names, Greer is a stand-out. Greer is a Scottish name meaning: “watchful”. I think it’s an adorable name! See also the related categories, english and latin. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. How would you pronounce the name Greer? "Swistle" rhymes with "thistle.". The Greer name can be either a surname, as in the writer Germaine Greer, or a given name, as in the actress Greer Garson. By Emily Kelleher. Boy or Girl? So far 94% of the poll respondents use the “rhyme with beer” pronunciation. I guess it depends on how you spell it, Greer sounds more like a boy's name, but Grier sounds like a girl name. Southern baby names, whether for girls or boys, evoke … To be honest, I feel jumbled up at times saying my own last name and always have (have no idea why), and I’ve been looking forward to changing it when I get married. The meaning of Greer is “alert, watchful.” Greer is a Scottish name that’s the feminine form of Gregor, which is itself the Scottish form of Gregory, which has Greek origins. We used the name simply because we loved it. I am fairly certain Greer and Grier are supposed to be the same name with the same pronunciation, just different spelling. The name Greer means Watchful, Guardian and is of Scottish origin. I would pronounce it like beer and think it would be great for a wee boy or girl. The Baby Name Wizard lists it as a variant of Greer, with no note about a different pronunciation. Greer is of Latin origin and it is used mainly in English. Email: Swistle at Gmail dot com. See the popularity of the girl's name Greer over time, plus its meaning, origin, common sibling names, and more in BabyCenter's Baby Names tool. Sounds like you've got something stuck in your throat. The meaning of Greer is 'Vigilant.' As of 2014, 65 girls and 17 boys were given the name. What's a name you would've liked to be called. I’ve known two Greers, one a woman and one a little boy. Notable in the 1940s and 1950s due to actress Greer Garson. LOVE this name! I have a 17 year old (tomorrow) daughter named Greer. That’s the pronunciation I always assumed, and never realized it could be pronounced any other way. Would Grier be pronounced the same as Greer? Send your cardboard cutout instead, Network touted by Trump suspended by YouTube, The Weeknd blasts ‘corrupt’ Grammys after snub, David Maas, NBA halftime showman, dies of COVID-19, Biden calls WH outreach 'sincere' as transition begins, Cuoco's new series is like 'Hangover' but with murder, Obama on what people most look forward to in the Biden era. Inogolo says it’s the same, but Forvo doesn’t have it. But be sure you only send me information that's okay to post on the site---or specify which parts should not be posted. It's not an attractive name. Baby Naming Issue: The Pronunciation of Greer. Greer Amelie.