Alternate spellings: Jorge, Georgios, Giorgio
George is a name with a humble meaning but royal namesakes. George comes from the Greek name Georgios and means “farmer,” but the six King Georges who have ruled England over the past few centuries were certainly not men of the soil. There are a number of other impressive namesakes to inspire parents, including the dragon-slayer and patron saint of England, St. George; U.S. presidents Washington and the Bushes; the Beatle (Harrison); actor Clooney; and even the loveable monkey Curious George. After being a top 10 name in the U.S. from the 1880s through 1937, George started a slow slide down the charts. Recently, Jorge, the Spanish George, has become the most popular version of the name in the U.S.
By The Numbers
U.S. Rank by Year
Rank of Similar Names in 2008