Meaning and name origin
George \ge(or)-ge\ as a boy's name is pronounced jorj. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of George is "farmer". Saint George, a knight who became the patron saint of England, achieved legendary status through the medieval story of his struggle with a fire-breathing dragon, symbolic of the devil. George was a royal name in England, and in America, George Washington made it as popular. Use of the Geordi variants may be influenced by the character Geordi LaForge on the TV series "Star Trek: The Next Generation". See also Joren, Keoki, and Yuri. Singer George Michael; fashion designer Giorgio Armani; comedians George Burns, George Carlin; baseball legend George "Babe" Ruth; American Presidents George Prescott Bush, George Herbert Walker Bush; actor George Clooney.
George has 34 variant forms: Egor, Georas, Geordi, Geordie, Georg, Georges, Georgi, Georgie, Georgio, Georgios, Georgiy, Georgy, Gheorghe, Giorgi, Giorgio, Giorgios, Giorgius, Goran, Gyorgy, Gyuri, Igor, Jerzy, Jiri, Joran, Jorgan, Jorge▲, Jorgen, Jurgen, Jurek, Jurik, Yorick, Yorik, Yurik and Ygor.
George is a very popular first name for males (#16 out of 1220, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#230 out of 88799, Top 1%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name George for boys. George reached its highest rank of #4 in the U.S. in 1900-1909 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name George and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jordan (#55), George (#134) and Jorge (#207). (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).