Georgia

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150k
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since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Georgia mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Georgia

"Georgia" is a name of English origin, and it means "Farmer". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A republic in Asia Minor on the Black Sea separated from Russia by the Caucasus mountains; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
  2. A state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
  3. One of the British colonies that formed the United States
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  1. A country in Eastern Europe. Official name: Georgia. Capital: Tbilisi.

Unclear etymology. Early medieval sources explain Georgia's name by the popularity of Saint George, Georgia's Patron Saint, among Georgians. Later European accounts trace the origin to Latin Georgius, itself derived from Ancient Greek Γεώργιος (Geṓrgios, “farmer”). Supporters of this explanation relied on classical authors Pliny and Pomponius Mela, who mentioned agricultural tribes called "Georgi", (Pliny, IV.26, VI.14; Mela, De Sita Orb. i.2, &50;) so named to distinguish them from their unsettled and pastoral neighbors.

  1. A country in Eastern Europe. Official name: Georgia. Capital: Tbilisi.

Some 20th century scholars have speculated that Georgia could have the same origin as Russian грузи́н (gruzín). This origin is گرج (Gorj), from Middle Persian 𐭥𐭫𐭥𐭰𐭠𐭭  (Wiruz-ān, “Iberians, Georgians”). Compare Parthian 𐭅𐭉𐭓𐭔𐭍  (Wiruž-ān), Manichaean Parthian wrwcʾn , Old Armenian վիր-ք (vir-kʿ).

  1. A country in Eastern Europe. Official name: Georgia. Capital: Tbilisi.
Map of US highlighting the State of Georgia.
  1. A state of the United States of America. Capital: Atlanta.
  2. A transitional serif typeface named after the state, designed by Matthew Carter in 1993.

Named for King George II of Great Britain.

  1. A state of the United States of America. Capital: Atlanta.
  2. A transitional serif typeface named after the state, designed by Matthew Carter in 1993.

Latinate feminine form of George, from Ancient Greek Γεώργιος (Geṓrgios, “farmer”).

  1. A female given name.

    Georgia was also found in the following language(s): Basque, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Latin, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Romanian, and Spanish

    Notable Persons Named Georgia

    Georgia O'Keeffe was an artist in the field of painting. Georgia was given the name Georgia Totto O'Keeffe on November 15th, 1887 in Town of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States. She passed away on March 6th, 1986.

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    Georgia Moffett is an actress. She was most prominent from 1999 to present. Georgia was given the name Georgia Elizabeth Moffett by her parent Peter Davison on December 25th, 1984 in London.

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    Georgia King is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Georgia was given the name Georgia May King on November 18th, 1986 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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    Georgia was given the name Georgia May Ayeesha Jagger on January 12th, 1992 in London, England.

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    Georgia Engel is an actress, voice artist, and comedienne. She has had major accomplishments since 1971. Georgia was given the name Georgia Bright Engel on July 28th, 1948 in Washington, D.C., U.S.

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    Georgia Holt is a country music musician. Her career lasted from 1936 to 2014. Georgia was given the name Jackie Jean Crouch on June 9th, 1926 in Kensett, Arkansas, U.S. Georgia is also known as Georgia Pelham, Georgia LaPiere, Pelham, Georgia; LaPiere; Georgia; Crouch, and Jackie Jean (birthname).

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Georgia

    Ilia II of Georgia is a christian bishop. He has been prominent since 1977. Ilia was born on January 4th, 1933.

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    Haley Georgia is a country pop singing and songwriter. She plays Singer-songwriter and Vocals. She was most active from 2015 to present. Haley was born on August 11th, 1994.

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    His career lasted from 1788 to 1811. Anton was born as the child of Heraclius II of Georgia and Darejan Dadiani in 1762. Anton is also known as Teimuraz. He died on December 21st, 1827.

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    Prince David of Georgia was royalty. He was most prominent from 1800 to 1800. Prince was born as the child of George XII of Georgia and Ketevan Andronikashvili on July 1st, 1767 in 22. He left this life on May 13th, 1819.

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    Prince Aleksandre of Georgia is royalty. Prince was born as the child of Heraclius II of Georgia and Darejan Dadiani in Kingdom of Kartli-Kakheti.

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    Patriarch was born on April 24th, 1866. He left this life on February 2nd, 1952.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
    1880 259 259 0 #84 girl name
    1881 256 256 0 #89 girl name
    1882 320 320 0 #81 girl name
    1883 325 325 0 #84 girl name
    1884 346 341 5 #90 girl name
    1885 371 371 0 #84 girl name
    1886 395 395 0 #86 girl name
    1887 351 351 0 #91 girl name
    1888 482 477 5 #84 girl name
    1889 445 445 0 #91 girl name
    1890 512 512 0 #84 girl name
    1891 444 444 0 #95 girl name
    1892 557 552 5 #87 girl name
    1893 546 541 5 #87 girl name
    1894 535 535 0 #94 girl name
    1895 567 562 5 #94 girl name
    1896 562 562 0 #93 girl name
    1897 537 529 8
    1898 662 654 8 #92 girl name
    1899 553 553 0 #99 girl name
    1900 772 765 7 #87 girl name
    1901 549 549 0 #96 girl name
    1902 664 664 0 #91 girl name
    1903 632 632 0 #94 girl name
    1904 741 736 5 #88 girl name
    1905 722 722 0 #95 girl name
    1906 713 706 7 #96 girl name
    1907 794 787 7 #93 girl name
    1908 768 768 0 #97 girl name
    1909 819 813 6 #97 girl name
    1910 1,010 1,010 0 #91 girl name
    1911 964 957 7 #96 girl name
    1912 1,203 1,195 8
    1913 1,391 1,382 9 #100 girl name
    1914 1,506 1,492 14
    1915 1,864 1,853 11
    1916 2,003 1,992 11
    1917 2,174 2,163 11
    1918 2,361 2,344 17
    1919 2,306 2,283 23
    1920 2,374 2,356 18
    1921 2,323 2,313 10
    1922 2,378 2,364 14
    1923 2,389 2,369 20
    1924 2,415 2,396 19
    1925 2,431 2,411 20
    1926 2,368 2,350 18
    1927 2,261 2,254 7
    1928 2,319 2,291 28
    1929 2,144 2,125 19
    1930 2,173 2,157 16
    1931 1,972 1,959 13
    1932 2,083 2,064 19
    1933 1,825 1,813 12
    1934 1,937 1,918 19
    1935 1,883 1,871 12
    1936 1,834 1,821 13
    1937 1,829 1,812 17
    1938 1,777 1,763 14
    1939 1,840 1,831 9
    1940 1,784 1,773 11
    1941 2,068 2,051 17
    1942 2,230 2,214 16
    1943 2,391 2,378 13
    1944 2,373 2,360 13
    1945 2,327 2,318 9
    1946 2,319 2,308 11
    1947 2,482 2,476 6
    1948 2,323 2,311 12
    1949 2,215 2,202 13
    1950 1,946 1,940 6
    1951 1,941 1,931 10
    1952 1,755 1,748 7
    1953 1,742 1,742 0
    1954 1,539 1,534 5
    1955 1,487 1,479 8
    1956 1,313 1,305 8
    1957 1,256 1,250 6
    1958 1,121 1,111 10
    1959 1,014 1,014 0
    1960 993 988 5
    1961 1,030 1,030 0
    1962 914 908 6
    1963 912 907 5
    1964 876 871 5
    1965 720 720 0
    1966 655 655 0
    1967 672 672 0
    1968 582 582 0
    1969 563 563 0
    1970 507 507 0
    1971 470 470 0
    1972 427 427 0
    1973 381 381 0
    1974 360 360 0
    1975 350 350 0
    1976 340 340 0
    1977 372 366 6
    1978 350 350 0
    1979 365 365 0
    1980 332 332 0
    1981 306 306 0
    1982 289 284 5
    1983 305 300 5
    1984 296 296 0
    1985 271 271 0
    1986 245 245 0
    1987 261 261 0
    1988 303 303 0
    1989 284 275 9
    1990 291 291 0
    1991 320 320 0
    1992 382 382 0
    1993 365 365 0
    1994 341 341 0
    1995 366 366 0
    1996 394 394 0
    1997 449 449 0
    1998 619 619 0
    1999 858 858 0
    2000 929 929 0
    2001 741 741 0
    2002 782 782 0
    2003 810 810 0
    2004 854 854 0
    2005 1,007 1,007 0
    2006 1,214 1,214 0
    2007 1,142 1,142 0
    2008 1,072 1,072 0
    2009 982 982 0
    2010 989 989 0
    2011 1,044 1,044 0
    2012 1,065 1,065 0
    2013 1,263 1,263 0
    2014 1,330 1,330 0
    2015 1,433 1,433 0
    2016 1,405 1,405 0

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    Popularity of Georgia as a first name

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    Popularity of Georgia as a last name

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    Common last names for Georgia

    • Smith
    • Williams
    • Johnson
    • Jones
    • Brown
    • Davis
    • Jackson
    • Miller
    • Taylor
    • Wilson
    • Moore
    • Harris
    • White
    • Thomas
    • Martin
    • Thompson
    • Walker
    • Lewis
    • Clark

    Common first names for Georgia

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Georgia U.S.
      White 78.02% 64.26%
      African American 17.22% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 1.24% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Georgia

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Georgia

    • How Popular is the name Georgia? Georgia is the 478th most popular name of all time. As a last name Georgia was the 24,001st most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Georgia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 150,340 babies born with the first name Georgia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Georgia to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Georgia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 259 new born babies.
    • When was Georgia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Georgia is Monday, February 25th, 1867.
    • What year had the most people named Georgia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Georgia was in 1947 with a total of 2,476 babies. That's a lot of babies named Georgia!
    • Random Georgia Factoid: According to the 1935 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Georgia ranks 91st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 32 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1935.
    • Weird things about the name Georgia: Your name in reverse order is Aigroeg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Reggaoi. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Georgia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,051 people with the last name Georgia.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Georgia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Georgia as their last name since less than 1 person in 278k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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