George Name Meaning

Lastest Updated June 7, 2024
Home » Baby Names » George Name Meaning

Fact: Saint George is the patron saint of England, known for slaying a dragon.

Continue Reading…

A Deep Dive

George Overview

Meaning

Farmer, earthworker

Gender

Boy

Origin

Greek

Etymology

Derived from the Greek name “Georgios,” meaning “farmer” or “earthworker.”

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈdʒɔːrdʒ/

Popularity

George is a classic name with widespread popularity globally, particularly in English-speaking countries. Recently, George has ranked within the top 150 names for boys in the USA.

Syllable

1 syllable

Length

6 letters

Numerology

3 (Expressive, Social, Artistic)

Name Styles

Classic, Traditional, Popular

Associated Traits

Reliable, intelligent, kind

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Saint George is a significant figure in Christianity, known as a martyr and the patron saint of England, as well as other countries and regions.

Name Day

April 23rd
A Deep Dive

George Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Giorgio, Jorge, Georgios, Georg, Joris, Jürgen, György, Yuri, Jordi, Jørgen

Common Nicknames

Georgie, Geordie, Gigi, Jory, Gory

Diminutives

Geo, Georgie, Georgy, G, Jory

Famous People

  • George Washington
    (First President of the United States)
  • George Orwell
    (Author)
  • George Harrison
    (Musician)
  • George Clooney
    (Actor)
  • George Lucas
    (Filmmaker)
  • George Gershwin
    (Composer)
  • George Bernard Shaw
    (Playwright)
  • George W. Bush
    (43rd President of the United States)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • George Bailey
    ("It's a Wonderful Life," Film)
  • "George of the Jungle"
    (Animated TV Series)
  • George Weasley
    ("Harry Potter," Book Series)
  • "George"
    (Novel)
  • George Bluth Sr.
    ("Arrested Development," TV Series)

Places

  • George City
    (Western Cape, South Africa)
  • George Washington National Forest
    (Virginia/West Virginia, USA)
  • St. George City
    (Utah, USA)
  • George Town
    (Penang, Malaysia)

What Is the Meaning of George?

George means “farmer” or “earthworker.” Georges are often associated with reliability and a strong work ethic, embodying qualities of steadfastness and practicality.

What Is the Origin of The Name George?

The name George originates from Greece, derived from the Greek word “georgos.” The name gained prominence through Saint George, whose legend and sainthood helped spread the name across Europe.

George Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name George in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#1342021#1422022#1362023
Top 3 Rankings#41881#41882#41884

Annual Statistics Breakdown for George

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
2023136
(+6 from 2022)
2689
(+55 from 2022)
0.14685
2022142
(-8 from 2021)
2634
(-159 from 2021)
0.14063
2021134
(-2 from 2020)
2793
(+23 from 2020)
0.14907
2020132
(-13 from 2019)
2770
(-422 from 2019)
0.14976
2019119
(+8 from 2018)
3192
(+110 from 2018)
0.16610
2018127
(-2 from 2017)
3082
(-86 from 2017)
0.15856
2017125
No change from 2016
3168
(-144 from 2016)
0.16007
2016125
(+10 from 2015)
3312
(+260 from 2015)
0.16350
2015135
No change from 2014
3052
(+46 from 2014)
0.14928
2014135
(+22 from 2013)
3006
(+447 from 2013)
0.14669
2013157
(+9 from 2012)
2559
(+226 from 2012)
0.12664
2012166
(-1 from 2011)
2333
(+15 from 2011)
0.11497
2011165
No change from 2010
2318
(-55 from 2010)
0.11411
2010165
(-2 from 2009)
2373
(-8 from 2009)
0.11551
2009163
(-8 from 2008)
2381
(-171 from 2008)
0.11226
2008155
(-7 from 2007)
2552
(-208 from 2007)
0.11704
2007148
(+4 from 2006)
2760
(+59 from 2006)
0.12460
2006152
(-13 from 2005)
2701
(-122 from 2005)
0.12320
2005139
(+7 from 2004)
2823
(+89 from 2004)
0.13270
2004146
(-8 from 2003)
2734
(-176 from 2003)
0.12937
2003138
(-7 from 2002)
2910
(-108 from 2002)
0.13849
2002131
(-2 from 2001)
3018
(-69 from 2001)
0.14603
2001129
(+1 from 2000)
3087
(+50 from 2000)
0.14925
2000130
(-7 from 1999)
3037
(-4 from 1999)
0.14543
1999123
(+2 from 1998)
3041
(-3 from 1998)
0.14914
1998125
(-4 from 1997)
3044
(-133 from 1997)
0.15012
1997121
(-3 from 1996)
3177
(-51 from 1996)
0.15903
1996118
(-3 from 1995)
3228
(-58 from 1995)
0.16110
1995115
(-5 from 1994)
3286
(-31 from 1994)
0.16337
1994110
(-6 from 1993)
3317
(-196 from 1993)
0.16273
1993104
(-9 from 1992)
3513
(-380 from 1992)
0.17008
199295
(-8 from 1991)
3893
(-286 from 1991)
0.18545
199187
(-8 from 1990)
4179
(-388 from 1990)
0.19715
199079
No change from 1989
4567
(+56 from 1989)
0.21222
198979
(-1 from 1988)
4511
(+216 from 1988)
0.21522
198878
(-1 from 1987)
4295
(+205 from 1987)
0.21451
198777
(-3 from 1986)
4090
(-256 from 1986)
0.20972
198674
(-2 from 1985)
4346
(+86 from 1985)
0.22616
198572
(-4 from 1984)
4260
(-7 from 1984)
0.22137
198468
(-3 from 1983)
4267
(-228 from 1983)
0.22737
198365
(-3 from 1982)
4495
(-495 from 1982)
0.24120
198262
(-1 from 1981)
4990
(-170 from 1981)
0.26442
198161
(-1 from 1980)
5160
(-140 from 1980)
0.27706
198060
(-3 from 1979)
5300
(+38 from 1979)
0.28575
197957
(+1 from 1978)
5262
(-38 from 1978)
0.29375
197858
(-1 from 1977)
5300
(-305 from 1977)
0.31019
197757
(-4 from 1976)
5605
(+48 from 1976)
0.32790
197653
No change from 1975
5557
(-289 from 1975)
0.34038
197553
(-4 from 1974)
5846
(-439 from 1974)
0.36033
197449
(-3 from 1973)
6285
(-318 from 1973)
0.38552
197346
(-2 from 1972)
6603
(-561 from 1972)
0.40920
197244
(-2 from 1971)
7164
(-1062 from 1971)
0.42794
197142
(-2 from 1970)
8226
(-688 from 1970)
0.45251
197040
(-2 from 1969)
8914
(-287 from 1969)
0.46798
196938
(-2 from 1968)
9201
(-179 from 1968)
0.50302
196836
No change from 1967
9380
(-321 from 1967)
0.52832
196736
(+1 from 1966)
9701
(-239 from 1966)
0.54517
196637
(-3 from 1965)
9940
(-740 from 1965)
0.54687
196534
(-1 from 1964)
10680
(-1109 from 1964)
0.56371
196433
(+1 from 1963)
11789
(-290 from 1963)
0.58159
196334
(-2 from 1962)
12079
(-462 from 1962)
0.58504
196232
(-1 from 1961)
12541
(-1103 from 1961)
0.59671
196131
(+2 from 1960)
13644
(-417 from 1960)
0.63255
196033
(-1 from 1959)
14061
(-945 from 1959)
0.64936
195932
(-1 from 1958)
15006
(-635 from 1958)
0.69265
195831
(-2 from 1957)
15641
(-1238 from 1957)
0.72584
195729
(-2 from 1956)
16879
(-358 from 1956)
0.77112
195627
(-1 from 1955)
17237
(-929 from 1955)
0.80313
195526
(-2 from 1954)
18166
(-535 from 1954)
0.86908
195424
(-2 from 1953)
18701
(-476 from 1953)
0.90381
195322
No change from 1952
19177
(-642 from 1952)
0.95779
195222
No change from 1951
19819
(-395 from 1951)
1.00436
195122
(-2 from 1950)
20214
(+32 from 1950)
1.05739
195020
(-2 from 1949)
20182
(-1128 from 1949)
1.10963
194918
(-2 from 1948)
21310
(-615 from 1948)
1.18257
194816
No change from 1947
21925
(-1990 from 1947)
1.22984
194716
No change from 1946
23915
(+2341 from 1946)
1.28743
194616
(-1 from 1945)
21574
(+2251 from 1945)
1.30721
194515
(-1 from 1944)
19323
(-1095 from 1944)
1.40895
194414
No change from 1943
20418
(-1275 from 1943)
1.46981
194314
No change from 1942
21693
(+420 from 1942)
1.49132
194214
(-1 from 1941)
21273
(+2013 from 1941)
1.51055
194113
(-2 from 1940)
19260
(+947 from 1940)
1.53483
194011
No change from 1939
18313
(+426 from 1939)
1.54388
193911
No change from 1938
17887
(-549 from 1938)
1.57830
193811
(-1 from 1937)
18436
(-2 from 1937)
1.62218
193710
(-1 from 1936)
18438
(+240 from 1936)
1.68592
19369
(-1 from 1935)
18198
(-364 from 1935)
1.70986
19358
No change from 1934
18562
(+62 from 1934)
1.73543
19348
No change from 1933
18500
(+144 from 1933)
1.74210
19338
No change from 1932
18356
(-2082 from 1932)
1.79927
19328
No change from 1931
20438
(-248 from 1931)
1.90221
19318
No change from 1930
20686
(-2101 from 1930)
1.93368
19308
No change from 1929
22787
(-233 from 1929)
2.01742
19298
No change from 1928
23020
(-1371 from 1928)
2.07835
19288
(-1 from 1927)
24391
(-1558 from 1927)
2.13738
19277
(-1 from 1926)
25949
(+40 from 1926)
2.23329
19266
No change from 1925
25909
(-652 from 1925)
2.26192
19256
No change from 1924
26561
(-813 from 1924)
2.30680
19246
No change from 1923
27374
(+350 from 1923)
2.34160
19236
No change from 1922
27024
(-326 from 1922)
2.38670
19226
No change from 1921
27350
(-126 from 1921)
2.43069
19216
No change from 1920
27476
(+585 from 1920)
2.41456
19206
No change from 1919
26891
(+1721 from 1919)
2.44290
19196
No change from 1918
25170
(-1148 from 1918)
2.47901
19186
No change from 1917
26318
(+2122 from 1917)
2.50970
19176
(+1 from 1916)
24196
(+815 from 1916)
2.52224
19167
(-1 from 1915)
23381
(+1074 from 1915)
2.53249
19156
No change from 1914
22307
(+4705 from 1914)
2.53222
19146
No change from 1913
17602
(+3728 from 1913)
2.57595
19136
No change from 1912
13874
(+2140 from 1912)
2.58724
19126
(-2 from 1911)
11734
(+5148 from 1911)
2.59915
19114
(+1 from 1910)
6586
(+1145 from 1910)
2.72831
19105
(-1 from 1909)
5441
(+753 from 1909)
2.60939
19094
No change from 1908
4688
(+104 from 1908)
2.65064
19084
No change from 1907
4584
(+139 from 1907)
2.75535
19074
No change from 1906
4445
(+244 from 1906)
2.80293
19064
No change from 1905
4201
(-55 from 1905)
2.91602
19054
No change from 1904
4256
(+37 from 1904)
2.97138
19044
No change from 1903
4219
(+258 from 1903)
3.04614
19034
No change from 1902
3961
(-262 from 1902)
3.06290
19024
No change from 1901
4223
(+614 from 1901)
3.18117
19014
No change from 1900
3609
(-1794 from 1900)
3.12219
19004
No change from 1899
5403
(+1385 from 1899)
3.33263
18994
No change from 1898
4018
(-835 from 1898)
3.48803
18984
No change from 1897
4853
(+775 from 1897)
3.67376
18974
No change from 1896
4078
(-208 from 1896)
3.34421
18964
No change from 1895
4286
(-3 from 1895)
3.32068
18954
No change from 1894
4289
(-76 from 1894)
3.38671
18944
No change from 1893
4365
(+45 from 1893)
3.49502
18934
No change from 1892
4320
(-440 from 1892)
3.56904
18924
No change from 1891
4760
(+829 from 1891)
3.62109
18914
No change from 1890
3931
(-527 from 1890)
3.59768
18904
No change from 1889
4458
(+28 from 1889)
3.72431
18894
No change from 1888
4430
(-482 from 1888)
3.72169
18884
No change from 1887
4912
(+628 from 1887)
3.78117
18874
No change from 1886
4284
(-387 from 1886)
3.91909
18864
No change from 1885
4671
(-3 from 1885)
3.92386
18854
No change from 1884
4674
(-287 from 1884)
4.03122
18844
(+1 from 1883)
4961
(+225 from 1883)
4.04194
18835
(-1 from 1882)
4736
(-457 from 1882)
4.21071
18824
No change from 1881
5193
(+529 from 1881)
4.25548
18814
(+1 from 1880)
4664
(-462 from 1880)
4.30751
18805
First SSA data recorded
5126
First SSA data recorded
4.32943

American States Popularity Rankings for George

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#1132021#1022022#1142023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#1132021#1442022#1252023

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#1782021#1802022#1572023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#932021#1052022#882023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#1622021#1972022#1732023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#1212021#1452022#1612023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#1272021#1502022#1102023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#712021#712022#732023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#1372021#1402022#1482023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#1412021#1272022#1292023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#1542021#1362022#1702023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#1362021#952022#922023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#1882021#1882022#1502023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#1552021#1732022#1202023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#1262021#1542022#1352023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#1402021#1112022#1312023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#1332021#1732022#1372023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#1422021#1842022#1522023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#1572021#1512022#1842023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#1342021#1582022#892023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#2052021#1592022#1802023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#1562021#1932022#1422023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#862021#872022#872023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#1152021#1432022#1142023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#1022021#1032022#892023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#2112019#1782021#3112022

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#1912021#1742022#2492023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#1952021#1492022#1652023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#1052021#1382022#1412023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#1752021#1402022#1822023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#802021#1662022#812023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#1332021#1212022#1432023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#222021#302022#222023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#2362021#1982022#2362023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#822021#1532022#1822023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#1312021#792022#1572023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#1432021#1082022#742023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#1452021#1442022#1672023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#1382021#1522022#1392023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#1302021#962022#1342023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#2292021#2412022#2642023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#862021#772022#1042023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#1022021#1802022#1712023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#1662021#942022#952023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#1882021#2202022#932023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#1672021#1152022#1152023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#1562021#952022#1792023

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#842020#1152022#822023

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#1382015#852016#902022

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#1712021#2132022#1672023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#962021#1342022#802023

Popularity Rankings for George in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#22019#22020#32021

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#52021#72022#72023

Popularity in Romania

Romania flagRomania#162005#182006#202007

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#262021#282022#242023

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#312021#382022#252023

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

Other American Territories flagOther American Territories#282017#432018#432019

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#522021#462022#582023

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#842021#1042022#892023

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#842021#892022#1052023

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#1892020#1952021#1882022

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#1942020#2012021#1922022

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#3152007#2882008#3512012

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#3282022#3472023

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#3782020#4542021#3522023

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#4052019#3702020#4592022

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#3832018

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#7182020#5012021#5622022

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is George a Name for Boys or Girls?

George is mainly a boy’s name. The name’s historical and cultural significance, particularly with figures like Saint George and various monarchs, has established it as a favored and enduring choice for boys.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for George

George in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • George Washington (First President of the United States, 1732–1799): The first President of the United States and a Founding Father.
  • George Orwell (Author, 1903–1950): An influential English writer known for his novels "1984" and "Animal Farm."
  • George Harrison (Musician, 1943–2001): The lead guitarist of the Beatles.
  • George Clooney (Actor, born 1961): An acclaimed American actor, filmmaker, and activist.
  • George Lucas (Filmmaker, born 1944): The creator of the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" franchises.
  • George Gershwin (Composer, 1898–1937): An American composer known for his contributions to both classical and popular music.
  • George Bernard Shaw (Playwright, 1856–1950): An Irish playwright and critic, known for works like "Pygmalion."
  • George W. Bush (43rd President of the United States, born 1946): The 43rd President of the United States.
  • George Michael (Singer, 1963–2016): A British singer-songwriter famous for hits like "Faith" and "Careless Whisper."
  • George Carlin (Comedian, 1937–2008): An influential American stand-up comedian and social critic.
  • George H. W. Bush (41st President of the United States, 1924–2018): The 41st President of the United States and father of the 43rd President.
  • George Patton (General, 1885–1945): A prominent American general during World War II.
  • George R. R. Martin (Author, born 1948): The author of the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, which inspired "Game of Thrones."
  • George C. Scott (Actor, 1927–1999): An American actor known for his role in "Patton."
  • George Eliot (Author, 1819–1880): The pen name of Mary Ann Evans, an English novelist known for "Middlemarch."
  • George Saunders (Author, born 1958): An American writer known for his short stories and essays.
  • George Bailey ("It's a Wonderful Life," 1946 Film): A compassionate and selfless man who is shown the value of his life by an angel.
  • "George of the Jungle" (1967 Animated TV Series): A comedy about a clumsy, yet heroic, jungle man.
  • George Weasley ("Harry Potter," 1997-2007 Book Series by J.K. Rowling): One half of the mischievous Weasley twins who co-own a joke shop.
  • "George" (2015 Novel by Alex Gino): A story about a transgender girl named Melissa who everyone calls George.
  • George Bluth Sr. ("Arrested Development," 2003 TV Series): The patriarch of the Bluth family who runs a corrupt real estate business.
  • George Michael ("Faith," 1987 Album): A groundbreaking solo album by the British pop star.
  • George Kirk ("Star Trek," 2009 Film): The father of James T. Kirk, who heroically sacrifices himself to save his crew.
  • George Costanza ("Seinfeld," 1989 TV Series): A neurotic and often selfish friend of Jerry Seinfeld.
  • George Smiley ("Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," 1974 Novel by John le Carré): A British intelligence officer who uncovers a Soviet mole in the Circus.
  • George Banks ("Mary Poppins," 1964 Film): A strict banker who learns to appreciate his family with the help of a magical nanny.
  • "Curious George" (2006 Film): An animated movie about a curious little monkey and his adventures.
  • George ("Of Mice and Men," 1937 Novel by John Steinbeck): A migrant worker who looks after his mentally disabled friend, Lennie.
  • George City (Western Cape, South Africa): A city known for its scenic beauty and as a gateway to the Garden Route.
  • George Washington National Forest (Virginia/West Virginia, USA): A national forest known for its hiking trails, wildlife, and recreational opportunities.
  • St. George City (Utah, USA): A city in southwestern Utah known for its red rock landscapes and outdoor activities.
  • George Town (Penang, Malaysia): The capital city of the state of Penang, known for its colonial architecture and vibrant street art.
  • Lake George (New York, USA): A long, narrow lake in the Adirondack Mountains, known for its recreational activities and scenic beauty.
  • George River (Quebec, Canada): A river in northeastern Quebec known for its pristine wilderness and white-water rafting.
  • George Town (Tasmania, Australia): One of the oldest European settlements in Australia, known for its maritime history.
  • George Island (Antarctica): An island in the South Shetland Islands, known for its research stations and diverse wildlife.
  • George Square (Glasgow, Scotland): The principal civic square in the city of Glasgow, known for its historic statues and public events.

Similar Names to George

  • Geoffry
  • Georgius
  • Georgiy
  • Georgi
  • Geoff
  • Geofry
  • Geovanni
  • Georgie
  • Geoffroi
  • Georgy
  • Joris
  • Jorge