George name - Meaning of George

George name - Meaning of George

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George Meaning
From the Greek name Γεωργιος (Georgios) which was derived from the Greek word γεωργος (georgos) meaning "farmer, earthworker", itself derived from the elements γη (ge) "earth" and εργον (ergon) "work". Saint George was a 3rd-century Roman soldier from Palestine who was martyred during the persecutions of emperor Diocletian. Later legends describe his defeat of a dragon, with which he was often depicted in medieval art. Initially Saint George was primarily revered by Eastern Christians, but returning crusaders brought stories of him to Western Europe and he became the patron of England, Portugal, Catalonia and Aragon. The name was rarely used in England until the German-born George I came to the British throne in the 18th century. Five subsequent British kings have borne the name. Other famous bearers include two kings of Greece, the composer George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), the first president of the United States, George Washington (1732-1797), and the Pacific explorer George Vancouver (1757-1798). This was also the pen name of authors George Eliot (1819-1880) and George Orwell (1903-1950), real names Mary Anne Evans and Eric Arthur Blair respectively. George originates in Greek language and means "farming man". As a masculine given name it has been used over centuries, and in different spellings all over the world. Popular within royalty, it was borne by numerous princes, kings and emperors. More recently, the famous bearers include two former US Presidents, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, as well as George Clooney, an American actor.

George Related Names
Variants: Gheorghe (Romanian), Georg
Diminutives: Geordie, Georgie (English)
Feminine Forms: Georgia, Georgiana, Georgie, Georgina, Gina, Geena, Gena, Georgeanna, Jeana, Jeanna, Jorja (English), Georgeta (Romanian)
Other Languages: Gjergj (Albanian), Georgios, Georgius (Ancient Greek), Gevorg, Kevork (Armenian), Gorka (Basque), Georgi (Bulgarian), Jordi (Catalan), Jory (Cornish), Đuro, Juraj, Đurađ, Jure, Jurica, Juro (Croatian), Jiří (Czech), Georg, Jørgen, Jørg, Jørn (Danish), Joeri, Joris, Jurgen, Jurriaan, Sjors (Dutch), Georgo (Esperanto), Georg (Estonian), Jyri, Jyrki, Yrjänä, Yrjö (Finnish), Georges (French), Joris (Frisian), Xurxo (Galician), Giorgi, Iuri (Georgian), Georg, Jörg (German), Georgios, Yiorgos, Yorgos (Greek), György, Gyuri (Hungarian), Geevarghese, Varghese (Indian), Seoirse (Irish), Giorgio, Gino, Giorgino (Italian), Georgijs, Georgs, Juris (Latvian), Jurgis (Lithuanian), Jürgen (Low German), Gjorgji, Gorgi (Macedonian), Jurian (Medieval German), Yrian (Medieval Scandinavian), Georg, Gøran, Jørgen, Ørjan, Jørg, Jørn (Norwegian), Jerzy, Jurek (Polish), Jorge, Jorginho (Portuguese), Georgiy, Georgy, Yuri, Yuriy, Yegor (Russian), Deòrsa, Seòras (Scottish), Djordje, Djuro, Đorđe, Đuro, Djuradj, Đurađ (Serbian), Juraj (Slovak), Jurij, Jure, Jurica (Slovene), Jorge (Spanish), Georg, Göran, Jörgen, Örjan, Jöran (Swedish), Yuri, Yuriy (Ukrainian), Siôr, Siors, Siorus (Welsh)

George Celebrities
George H.W. Bush - former US President, George W. Bush - former US President, George Clooney - actor, George Washington - former US President, George Clinton - musician, George Davis - baseball player, George Lucas - filmmaker, George Gershwin - musician, George Harrison - musician, George Strait - singer, actor,

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