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George name meaning

First Name
1.5m
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
129k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name George mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of George

User Submitted Origins

English
52%
Greek
37%
American
7%
Hebrew
4%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Kentucky, U.S. says the name George means "Farmer/tiller of the soil" and is of English origin.
  2. According to a user from Philippines, the name George is of English origin and means "Farmer and famous ruler".
  3. 9 submissions from all over the world agree the name George means "Farmer" and is of Greek origin.
  4. A user from Ireland says the name George is of Greek origin and means "Ancient Greek. From (georgos, 'farmer')".
  5. A submission from Lebanon says the name George means "The name george came from the assyrians 'giwargis' and it means (ruler of the farms)".
  6. A user from the United Kingdom says the name George is of English origin and means "Tiller of the soil".
  7. 3 submissions from all over the world agree the name George means "To farm" and is of Egyptian origin.
  8. A user from West Virginia, U.S. says the name George means "Planter of the soil".
  9. According to a user from Canada, the name George is of Greek origin and means "Man of the earth".
  10. According to a user from Canada, the name George means "Prankster".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun George
Senses
  1. A figure of St. George (the patron saint of England) on horseback, appended to the collar of the Order of the Garter. See Garter.
  2. A kind of brown loaf.(Obs)
  3. Any coin having an image of Saint George.(Brit. slang)

Etymology: F. George, or Georges, a proper name, fr. Gr. gewrgo`s husbandman, laborer; ge`a gh^, the earth + 'e`rgein to work; akin to E. work. See Work

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Elector of Hanover and the first Hanoverian King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1714 to 1727 (1660-1727)
  2. King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover from 1727 to 1760 (1683-1760)
  3. King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 to 1820; the American colonies were lost during his reign; he became insane in 1811 and his son (later George IV) acted as regent until 1820 (1738-1820)
  4. King of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover from 1820 to 1830; his attempt to divorce his estranged wife undermined the prestige of the Crown (1762-1830)
  5. King of Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of India from 1910 to 1936; gave up his German title in 1917 during World War I (1865-1936)
  6. King of Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of India from 1936 to 1947; he succeeded Edward VIII (1895-1952)
  7. Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in which he slew a dragon and saved a princess (?-303)
Wiktionary

Name of an early saint, from Latin Georgius, from Ancient Greek Γεώργιος (Geṓrgios), from γεωργός (geōrgós, “farmer, earth worker”), from γῆ (gê, “earth”) (combining form γεω- (geō-)) + ἔργον (érgon, “work”). (aircraft autopilot): Probably named after George DeBeeson, who patented an early autopilot system.

  1. A male given name from Ancient Greek
  2. An English and Welsh patronymic surname​.
  3. A French patronymic surname​.
  4. A German patronymic surname​, a variant of Georg.
  5. An Irish patronymic surname​, an anglicization of Seoirse.
  6. A diminutive of the female given names Georgina or Georgia; also used in the conjoined name George Ann(e).
  7. (aviation, slang) The autopilot of an aircraft.
  8. A town in Western Cape, South Africa; named for George III of the United Kingdom.
  9. A locale in the United States.
    1. A city in Iowa; named for the son of a railroad official.
    2. A city in Washington; named for George Washington, 1st President of the United States.
    3. A ghost town in Missouri; named for postmaster Stephen H. George.
  10. (slang, archaic) A coin bearing King George's profile.
  11. A jewelled figure of St George slaying the dragon, worn by Knights of the Garter.

George was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano, Scots, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named George

Notable Persons Named George

George Washington

George Washington was a Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, Delegate to the Second Continental Congress from Virginia, Delegate to the First Continental Congress, from Virginia, 1st President of the United States, Senior Officer of the Army, Commander-in-Chiefof theCon. George was born on February 22nd, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He left this life on December 14th, 1799.

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George W. Bush

George W. Bush is a 43rd President of the United States. He holds the title --09-20. George was born on July 6th, 1946 in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.

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George VI

George VI was royalty. His career lasted from 1936 to 1936. George was born as the child of George V and Mary of Teck on December 14th, 1895 in York Cottage, Sandringham House, Norfolk, United Kingdom. He left this life on February 6th, 1952.

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George H. W. Bush

George H. W. Bush is a 41st President of the United States, 43rd Vice President of the United States, 11th Director of Central Intelligence, Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office to the People's Republic of China, 48th Chairperson of the, Republican National Committ. George was born on June 12th, 1924.

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George Michael

George Michael is a post-disco, dance-pop, blue-eyed soul, and pop music musician. His ongoing career started in 1981. George was given the name Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou on June 25th, 1963 in East Finchley, London, England.

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George Soros

George Soros is a chairman of soros fund management, chairman of the open society foundations, founder, adviser of the quantum fund, soros fund management, open society foundations, quantum group of funds, chairman ofsoros fund management, chairman of theopen society found. George was given the name Schwartz György on August 12th, 1930 in Budapest.

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  • George V
    Royalty
  • George III
    Royalty
  • George Harrison
    Musician
  • George R. R. Martin
    Short Story Writer
  • George Orwell
    Writer
  • George Clooney
    Actor
  • George Carlin
    Stand-up Comedian
  • George Lucas
    Filmmaker
  • Orson Welles
    Actor
  • George IV
    Royalty
  • George Takei
    Actor
  • Roger Waters
    Musician
  • George Washington Carver
  • (The Right Honourable)
    Poet

Notable Persons With the Last Name George

Notable Persons With the Last Name George

Prince George

Prince was born as the child of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, and Duchess of Cambridge on July 22nd, 2013 in St Mary's Hospital, London. Prince is also known as George Alexander Louis.

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Boy George

Boy George is a new wave music, soul music, pop music, soft rock, and disco musician. He holds the title Bow Down Mister excerpt. He has been prominent since 1979. Boy was given the name George Alan O'Dowd on June 14th, 1961 in Eltham, London, UK. Boy is also known as O'Dowd and George Alan.

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Paul George

Paul George is a basketball player for the Indiana Pacers in the National Basketball Association. He was most prominent from 2010 to present. Paul was born on May 2nd, 1990 in Palmdale, California.

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Melissa George

Melissa George is an actress. She was most active from 1993 to present. Melissa was born on August 6th, 1976 in Perth.

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Miya George

Miya George is an actress, model, and dancer. She was most prominent from 2010 to present. Miya was given the name Gimi George on January 28th, 1992 in Dombivli.

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Susan George

Susan George is an actress and producer. She has had major accomplishments since 1962. Susan was given the name Susan Melody George on July 26th, 1950 in London.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity George U.S.
  White 66.47% 64.26%
  African American 18.46% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.62% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.24% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.04% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.16% 16.26%

Of Last Name George

People with the last name George are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name George

  • What name lists does George rank for?
  • How Popular is the name George? George is the 17th most popular name of all time. As a last name George was the 235th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name George have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,480,476 babies born with the first name George in the United States. That's more than enough people named George to occupy the country of Trinidad and Tobago with an estimated population of 1,317,714 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named George? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5,152 new born babies.
  • When was George first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name George is Monday, October 5th, 1807.
  • What year had the most people named George born? The highest recorded use of the first name George was in 1921 with a total of 27,477 babies. That's a lot of babies named George!
  • Random George Factoid: According to the 1935 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name George ranks 28th in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 44 babies in South Dakota have the same name in 1935.
  • Weird things about the name George: The name spelled backwards is Egroeg. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ogreeg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name George? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 128,625 people with the last name George.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of George? George was ranked as the 235th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • George name meaning

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