Name: George

Origin and Meaning of the Name George

  • Meaning:
    Earth worker
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Earth worker
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (jorj)
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Miscellaneous Info for George

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    There have been six British kings called George, and Saint George is the patron saint of England, knights, armorers and archers. This is also the first name of US President, George H. W. Bush and his son, President George W. Bush, and the first US President George Washington.

    Other famous bearers include 'Beatle' George Harrison, composer George Gershwin, actor George Clooney, playwright George Bernard Shaw, author George Orwell and film-maker George Lucas.

    George was the 14th most popular name for boys in the UK in 2006, but is falling in popularity in the US and was ranked 153rd that same year.

Similar Names to George for Boys & Girls

Popularity Rank of George (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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George - Rankings by Year

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(Source: U.S. SSA)
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