Name: General

Origin and Meaning of the Name General

  • Meaning:
    A high ranking officer in the military
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  • Pronunciation:
    (JEN rul); (JYEN er al)
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    Itself (General)
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Miscellaneous Info for General

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    General was used as a name from the mid 19th century until the early 20th century. It is an example of a trend to use occupations or titles that were considered to be of a high class, similar to Armani and Dior being used today.

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