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Meaning and Origin of: George boy

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First name origin & meaning:

Greek: Farmer

First name variations: Georg, Georges, Georgio, Giorgio, Giorgis, Georgius, Georgie, Georgi, Georgy, Geordie, Goran, Jorge, Jorges, Jorgen, Jerzy, Jiri, Juro, Jurik, Jur, Jeorg, Juergen, Jurgen, Jurek, Jorrin, Jurgi, Yegor, Yura, Yurchik, Yurik, Yusha, Yurko, Yoyi, Yuri, Egor, Zhorka, Seiorse

Last name origin & meaning:

English, Welsh, French, South Indian, etc.: from the personal name George, Greek Geōrgios, from an adjectival form, geōrgios ‘rustic’, of geōrgos ‘farmer’. This became established as a personal name in classical times through its association with the fashion for pastoral poetry. Its popularity in western Europe increased at the time of the Crusades, which brought greater contact with the Orthodox Church, in which several saints and martyrs of this name are venerated, in particular a saint believed to have been martyred at Nicomedia in ad 303, who, however, is at best a shadowy figure historically. Nevertheless, by the end of the Middle Ages St. George had become associated with an unhistorical legend of dragon-slaying exploits, which caught the popular imagination throughout Europe, and he came to be considered the patron saint of England among other places.

Famous people with this first name: George Harrison, George Lucas

Famous people who gave their babies this name: Kristin Scott-Thomas, Zac Hanson, Kate Middleton, William Wales - Prince of England

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