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1.5m
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since 1880

George

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149k Georgia (English)
13k Georgie (American)
1k Giorgio (Italian)
< 1k Georgiy (Russian)

How popular is the baby name George in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 5,152 26 5,126 #5 boy name
1881 4,694 30 4,664 #4 boy name
1882 5,225 32 5,193 #4 boy name
1883 4,758 22 4,736 #5 boy name
1884 5,001 40 4,961 #4 boy name
1885 4,703 29 4,674 #4 boy name
1886 4,709 38 4,671 #4 boy name
1887 4,318 34 4,284 #4 boy name
1888 4,948 36 4,912 #4 boy name
1889 4,472 42 4,430 #4 boy name
1890 4,495 37 4,458 #4 boy name
1891 3,954 23 3,931 #4 boy name
1892 4,800 40 4,760 #4 boy name
1893 4,345 25 4,320 #4 boy name
1894 4,397 32 4,365 #4 boy name
1895 4,335 46 4,289 #4 boy name
1896 4,318 32 4,286 #4 boy name
1897 4,104 26 4,078 #4 boy name
1898 4,904 51 4,853 #4 boy name
1899 4,051 33 4,018 #4 boy name
1900 5,442 39 5,403 #4 boy name
1901 3,636 27 3,609 #4 boy name
1902 4,255 32 4,223 #4 boy name
1903 3,988 27 3,961 #4 boy name
1904 4,245 26 4,219 #4 boy name
1905 4,288 32 4,256 #4 boy name
1906 4,231 30 4,201 #4 boy name
1907 4,489 44 4,445 #4 boy name
1908 4,625 41 4,584 #4 boy name
1909 4,725 37 4,688 #4 boy name
1910 5,499 58 5,441 #5 boy name
1911 6,637 51 6,586 #4 boy name
1912 11,803 69 11,734 #6 boy name
1913 13,950 77 13,873 #6 boy name
1914 17,710 107 17,603 #6 boy name
1915 22,447 139 22,308 #6 boy name
1916 23,514 135 23,379 #7 boy name
1917 24,336 139 24,197 #6 boy name
1918 26,477 157 26,320 #6 boy name
1919 25,337 164 25,173 #6 boy name
1920 27,056 166 26,890 #6 boy name
1921 27,680 206 27,474 #6 boy name
1922 27,547 197 27,350 #6 boy name
1923 27,208 178 27,030 #6 boy name
1924 27,567 197 27,370 #6 boy name
1925 26,771 207 26,564 #6 boy name
1926 26,130 230 25,900 #6 boy name
1927 26,199 248 25,951 #7 boy name
1928 24,631 230 24,401 #8 boy name
1929 23,217 201 23,016 #8 boy name
1930 23,015 242 22,773 #8 boy name
1931 20,849 171 20,678 #8 boy name
1932 20,611 174 20,437 #8 boy name
1933 18,505 146 18,359 #8 boy name
1934 18,654 160 18,494 #8 boy name
1935 18,708 154 18,554 #8 boy name
1936 18,319 127 18,192 #9 boy name
1937 18,573 144 18,429 #10 boy name
1938 18,576 141 18,435 #11 boy name
1939 18,029 143 17,886 #11 boy name
1940 18,436 129 18,307 #11 boy name
1941 19,372 114 19,258 #13 boy name
1942 21,419 149 21,270 #14 boy name
1943 21,826 150 21,676 #14 boy name
1944 20,546 128 20,418 #14 boy name
1945 19,447 128 19,319 #15 boy name
1946 21,688 119 21,569 #16 boy name
1947 24,036 120 23,916 #16 boy name
1948 22,048 131 21,917 #16 boy name
1949 21,427 109 21,318 #18 boy name
1950 20,297 112 20,185 #20 boy name
1951 20,324 109 20,215 #22 boy name
1952 19,917 110 19,807 #22 boy name
1953 19,270 102 19,168 #22 boy name
1954 18,786 103 18,683 #24 boy name
1955 18,264 108 18,156 #26 boy name
1956 17,323 88 17,235 #27 boy name
1957 16,967 105 16,862 #29 boy name
1958 15,722 84 15,638 #31 boy name
1959 15,112 105 15,007 #32 boy name
1960 14,143 83 14,060 #33 boy name
1961 13,729 93 13,636 #31 boy name
1962 12,621 62 12,559 #32 boy name
1963 12,166 81 12,085 #34 boy name
1964 11,868 71 11,797 #33 boy name
1965 10,765 77 10,688 #34 boy name
1966 10,009 70 9,939 #37 boy name
1967 9,784 78 9,706 #36 boy name
1968 9,453 62 9,391 #36 boy name
1969 9,275 73 9,202 #38 boy name
1970 8,992 67 8,925 #40 boy name
1971 8,287 58 8,229 #42 boy name
1972 7,219 55 7,164 #44 boy name
1973 6,657 51 6,606 #46 boy name
1974 6,338 55 6,283 #49 boy name
1975 5,896 54 5,842 #53 boy name
1976 5,593 29 5,564 #53 boy name
1977 5,656 53 5,603 #57 boy name
1978 5,332 39 5,293 #58 boy name
1979 5,305 49 5,256 #57 boy name
1980 5,335 38 5,297 #60 boy name
1981 5,198 41 5,157 #61 boy name
1982 5,039 51 4,988 #62 boy name
1983 4,531 41 4,490 #65 boy name
1984 4,296 32 4,264 #68 boy name
1985 4,291 37 4,254 #72 boy name
1986 4,374 32 4,342 #74 boy name
1987 4,121 34 4,087 #77 boy name
1988 4,329 36 4,293 #78 boy name
1989 4,537 26 4,511 #79 boy name
1990 4,579 15 4,564 #79 boy name
1991 4,199 20 4,179 #87 boy name
1992 3,904 12 3,892 #95 boy name
1993 3,527 16 3,511
1994 3,335 17 3,318
1995 3,302 16 3,286
1996 3,243 16 3,227
1997 3,182 7 3,175
1998 3,049 5 3,044
1999 3,053 12 3,041
2000 3,042 7 3,035
2001 3,094 9 3,085
2002 3,024 9 3,015
2003 2,915 5 2,910
2004 2,748 14 2,734
2005 2,831 8 2,823
2006 2,706 7 2,699
2007 2,766 9 2,757
2008 2,551 0 2,551
2009 2,386 6 2,380
2010 2,375 7 2,368
2011 2,322 7 2,315
2012 2,338 5 2,333
2013 2,543 0 2,543
2014 2,999 0 2,999
2015 3,032 0 3,032

Want to know about the popularity of the George baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,467,573 babies born with the name George in the United States. That's more than enough Georges to occupy the country of Trinidad and Tobago with an estimated population of 1,317,714 (as of July 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 5,152 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "George" was in 1921 with a total of 27,474 babies. (That's a lot of baby Georges)

According to the 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "George" ranks #20 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 108 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 1950. Across the entire United States a total of 20,297 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name George popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "George" mean? The list below shows the origins of George as well as things modernly associated with the name George such as celebrities named George.

Origin and Meaning of George

The name "George" is of Greek origin, and it means "Farmer". It's a name commonly given to boys.

George Clooney

George Clooney is an actor, film director, producer and writer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1978 to present. George was born in 1961 as George Timothy Clooney in Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.

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George Washington

George Washington is an officeholder. George was born in 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia, British America.

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George Harrison

George Harrison is a musician, singer, songwriter, music and film producer specializing in rock, pop, indian classical, and experimental music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1958 to 2001. George was born in 1943 in Liverpool, England.

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George Michael

George Michael is a musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer specializing in post-disco, dance-pop, blue-eyed soul, and pop music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1981 to present. George was born in 1963 as Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in East Finchley, London, England.

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Boy George

Boy George is a singer, songwriter, disc jockey, and fashion designer specializing in new wave, soul, pop, and soft rock music. Boy was born in 1961 as George Alan O'Dowd in Bexley, Kent, England.

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George W. Bush

George W. Bush is an officeholder. George was born in 1946 as George Walker Bush in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.

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George Strait

George Strait is a singer and actor specializing in country music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1981 to present. George was born in 1952 as George Harvey Strait in Poteet, Texas, U.S.

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George Carlin

George was born in 1937 as George Denis Patrick Carlin in Manhattan, New York, USA.

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George Orwell

George Orwell is a novelist, political writer and journalist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1928 to 1950. George was born in 1903 as Eric Arthur Blair in Motihari, Bengal Presidency, British India.

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Other Inspirations for the Name George

George Ezra
George Rr Martin
George W Bush
George Jung
George Zimmerman
George Mason University
George Washington University
George Washington University Hospital

Alternative Meanings

G is for gentle, the nurturing side of you.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

G is for glisten, a sparkle in your eye.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

Your name in reverse order is "Egroeg". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Oegreg". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for George born Sep 24, 1943

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Japan approximately on 825. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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