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As demonstrated by Prince William and Kate Middleton naming their firstborn son, George, it’s quite the illustrious name. In medieval legend, Saint George (the knight who became patron saint of England) slayed a fire-breathing dragon. The name has also been borne by numerous heads of state in England, Greece, and the United States, not to mention perennial bachelor and former Sexiest Man Alive George Clooney. And most importantly who could forget that mischievous little monkey Curious George? But, hey, no pressure, kid.

Origin

Nicknames

Gorka, Georgie

Syllables

1

International Variations

Zigor, Yves, Yusef, Sior, Goran, Jurgen, Jory, Jorge, Jorg, Joren, Jiri, Jerzy, Gorka, Georgie

Alternate Spellings

Jirkar, Georgio

Famous Namesakes

Prince George of Cambridge, Author George Orwell, Designer Giorgio Armani, First U.S. President George Washington, President George Bush and President George W. Bush, Singer George Michael, Actor George Clooney, Comedian George Lopez

Celebrity Babies

Five sons of George Foreman, Son of Oliver Platt, Son of Bradley Whitford

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