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George 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. Giorgio (jee-OR-jee-oh) is an Italian form. 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 33 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, Jorgan, Jorge, Jorgen, Jurgen, Jurek, Jurik, Yorick, Yorik, Yurik and Ygor.
For more information, see also related names Jordan and Juri. Baby names that sound like George are Gerik, Gerek and Jorje.
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Popularity of George
George is a very popular first name for men (#16 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#230 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name George compared with its variant forms and related boy baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for George only.