George

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1.5m
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
129k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name George mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of George

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

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

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  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”).

  1. A male given name.
  2. A patronymic surname​.
  3. A diminutive of the female given name Georgina or Georgia; also used in the conjoined name George Ann(e).
  4. (slang, archaic) A coin with King George's profile.
    Take the , Pew, and don’t stand here squalling. — Robert Louis Stevenson.

George was also found in the following language(s): Swedish

Notable Persons Named George

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 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 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 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 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 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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Notable Persons With the Last Name 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 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 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 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 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 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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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 13,951 77 13,874 #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 24,335 139 24,196 #6 boy name
1918 26,478 157 26,321 #6 boy name
1919 25,335 164 25,171 #6 boy name
1920 27,058 166 26,892 #6 boy name
1921 27,682 206 27,476 #6 boy name
1922 27,545 197 27,348 #6 boy name
1923 27,205 178 27,027 #6 boy name
1924 27,568 197 27,371 #6 boy name
1925 26,775 207 26,568 #6 boy name
1926 26,134 230 25,904 #6 boy name
1927 26,197 248 25,949 #7 boy name
1928 24,631 230 24,401 #8 boy name
1929 23,217 201 23,016 #8 boy name
1930 23,018 242 22,776 #8 boy name
1931 20,854 171 20,683 #8 boy name
1932 20,611 174 20,437 #8 boy name
1933 18,499 146 18,353 #8 boy name
1934 18,657 160 18,497 #8 boy name
1935 18,711 154 18,557 #8 boy name
1936 18,320 127 18,193 #9 boy name
1937 18,573 144 18,429 #10 boy name
1938 18,576 141 18,435 #11 boy name
1939 18,028 143 17,885 #11 boy name
1940 18,438 129 18,309 #11 boy name
1941 19,373 114 19,259 #13 boy name
1942 21,422 149 21,273 #14 boy name
1943 21,829 150 21,679 #14 boy name
1944 20,548 128 20,420 #14 boy name
1945 19,449 128 19,321 #15 boy name
1946 21,689 119 21,570 #16 boy name
1947 24,038 120 23,918 #16 boy name
1948 22,051 131 21,920 #16 boy name
1949 21,426 109 21,317 #18 boy name
1950 20,285 112 20,173 #20 boy name
1951 20,341 109 20,232 #22 boy name
1952 19,921 109 19,812 #22 boy name
1953 19,268 103 19,165 #22 boy name
1954 18,792 103 18,689 #24 boy name
1955 18,264 108 18,156 #26 boy name
1956 17,315 88 17,227 #27 boy name
1957 16,975 105 16,870 #29 boy name
1958 15,719 84 15,635 #31 boy name
1959 15,109 105 15,004 #32 boy name
1960 14,145 83 14,062 #33 boy name
1961 13,731 93 13,638 #31 boy name
1962 12,618 62 12,556 #32 boy name
1963 12,167 81 12,086 #34 boy name
1964 11,863 71 11,792 #33 boy name
1965 10,763 77 10,686 #34 boy name
1966 10,011 70 9,941 #37 boy name
1967 9,786 78 9,708 #36 boy name
1968 9,450 62 9,388 #36 boy name
1969 9,277 73 9,204 #38 boy name
1970 8,987 67 8,920 #40 boy name
1971 8,283 58 8,225 #42 boy name
1972 7,219 55 7,164 #44 boy name
1973 6,656 51 6,605 #46 boy name
1974 6,336 55 6,281 #49 boy name
1975 5,897 54 5,843 #53 boy name
1976 5,594 29 5,565 #53 boy name
1977 5,658 53 5,605 #57 boy name
1978 5,335 39 5,296 #58 boy name
1979 5,308 49 5,259 #57 boy name
1980 5,335 38 5,297 #60 boy name
1981 5,200 41 5,159 #61 boy name
1982 5,038 51 4,987 #63 boy name
1983 4,532 41 4,491 #65 boy name
1984 4,298 32 4,266 #68 boy name
1985 4,290 37 4,253 #72 boy name
1986 4,375 32 4,343 #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 4,581 15 4,566 #79 boy name
1991 4,199 20 4,179 #87 boy name
1992 3,905 12 3,893 #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 3,184 7 3,177
1998 3,049 5 3,044
1999 3,053 12 3,041
2000 3,044 7 3,037
2001 3,094 9 3,085
2002 3,025 9 3,016
2003 2,915 5 2,910
2004 2,749 14 2,735
2005 2,831 8 2,823
2006 2,707 7 2,700
2007 2,766 9 2,757
2008 2,551 0 2,551
2009 2,386 6 2,380
2010 2,376 7 2,369
2011 2,323 7 2,316
2012 2,338 5 2,333
2013 2,547 0 2,547
2014 3,001 0 3,001
2015 3,042 0 3,042
2016 3,294 6 3,288

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Popularity of George as a first name

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Popularity of George as a last name

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Common last names for George

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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

  • 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 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,470,933 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 27,476 babies. That's a lot of babies named George!
  • Random George Factoid: According to the 1914 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name George ranks 4th in popularity as a baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, 488 babies in California have the same name as you in 1914.
  • Weird things about the name George: Your name in reverse order is Egroeg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eegorg. 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!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.