Comments for the name George

Comments for GEORGE:

George Washington was not the first president of the United States; he was the second, but the first under the "modern" constitution. Under the "Articles of Confederation", John Hanson served as the actual first president.
-- doglover11990  1/7/2005
Other famous bearers of the name George are George Michael & Boy George.
-- cyndi  4/16/2005
Former President George Bush, his son President George W Bush, and the character Georgina Kirrin in Enid Blyton's Famous Five books (who insists on being known as George) are famous bearers of this name.
-- reservoirdoll1987  6/1/2005
This was the name of Anne Boleyn's (wife of Henry XIII) brother.
-- AndrewJKD  6/8/2005
St. George ‘came’ to England as its patron from Germany, the patron of which he still is. Besides, the saint is the patron of Russia. He even appears on the country’s national symbol.

To add to the list of famous bearers:
George Zhukov - the great general who orchestrated the Soviet victory in World War II.
-- Flamer  8/3/2005
George Lucas, film maker, creator of Star Wars and Indiana Jones.
-- dotty  8/4/2005
Two other famous Georges include George Orwell (who wrote "1984" and "Animal Farm) and St. George (who famously slew a dragon).
-- alexshmalex  8/11/2005
To add on the "Famous Bearer" list: German royal George Frederick Von Whittenmeyer (better known as "Frederick"), born about 1749 in Stuttgard, Wuttenberg, Baden, Germany. Christened 29 of October 1769. He came to America in the mid 20's, registered as Frederick Whitmire and fought in the Revolutionary War 1775-1783. He settled in South Carolina with his family (passed away 23/6/1829).
-- Anonymous User  9/20/2005
The most famous bearer of the name has to be George from Rainbow. I can't find Zippy or Bungle on this website so their names must be made up.
-- groucho  11/1/2005
Famous poet George Gordon, Lord Byron.
-- ars musica  12/3/2005
George W. Bush is the president of the United States, and TOTALLY AWESOME (no offense to the people that disagree). George Washington and George Orwell are other examples.
-- Katia101  12/18/2005
George Washington Carver was a wonderful scientist and inventor. George, a girl, is one of Nancy Drew's friends in the book series.
-- breakofday  12/22/2005
His Royal Highness, The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor) has expressed his will to reign as George VII when he becomes King of Canada instead of Charles III.
-- ctjj.stevenson  1/14/2006
In the British TV sitcom "George and Mildred", George is Mildred's lazy husband.
-- alberto  1/29/2006
A famous bearer is George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876).
-- Anonymous User  2/15/2006
George is the name of one of the main characters on the sitcom "Seinfeld". Also Curious George, everyone's favorite monkey.
-- Dinuriel  2/21/2006
It reminds me of 'GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE' or Peter Pan - George Darling. Personally, I don't like it that much, it's either too cliche or overused!
-- Anonymous User  3/8/2006
Famous bearer is George Clooney, an Academy Award-winning American actor.
-- Anonymous User  3/25/2006
Comedian George Carlin is a famous bearer.
-- Mithos514  6/23/2006
George Roger Waters was the real name of Roger Waters of Pink floyd.
-- pink_floyd_fan  7/23/2006
George Jones is a country music legend. The winner of several Grammy awards entered The Country Music Hall Of Fame in 1970. His probably greatest hit "He stopped loving her today" was voted Song Of The Year numerous times, finally reaching the status of All Time Country Song in 1992.
-- audreyhubley  8/5/2006
I'm surprised that people fail to mention that George is also the name of one of the twins in Harry Potter! I love Fred and George Weasley, and I'm glad to bring him up! The name George is old-fashioned, but I like old-fashioned names.
-- stormy_lovegood  8/8/2006
George McFly from the "Back to the Future" movies. :)
-- trayc53  8/22/2006
The country singers George Jones and George Strait.
-- Lyric  10/19/2006
George was the baseball star Babe Ruth's first name.
-- libbygirl  10/23/2006
A famous bearer of this name is George Ryan Ross, more commonly known simply as Ryan Ross. He is the guitarist and lyricist for the indie/pop rock/electronica band Panic! At The Disco.
-- Lena Is A Secret  11/26/2006
Famous bearer: Confederate general George Pickett, lead the infamous "Pickett's Charge" at Gettysburg.
-- johnnyreb  2/1/2007
The character George Milton is from John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.
-- Elphaba  2/2/2007
As Elphaba mentioned, George Milton is the name of the tragic character in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. In this novel, George and his slightly retarded friend, Lennie Small, move from job to job with the dream of someday owning a ranch. He's rational, quick, and fiercely loyal to Lennie, even though Lennie is a bit of a burden to him.
-- Athena Nike  2/28/2010
George Jung was the man who sold 98% of the cocaine that came through America in the late 70's and late 80's. Johnny Depp played him in the movie Blow.
-- poncho264  3/23/2007
George Ivan Morrison (better known as Van Morrison) the Irish singer, songwriter and musician.
-- Anonymous User  5/30/2007
George Coşbuc (September 20, 1866 - May 9, 1918) was a Romanian poet, translator, teacher, and journalist. He is best remembered for his verses describing, praising and eulogizing rural life.
-- Anonymous User  6/1/2007
King George III, sometimes called Fat George, was King of England when the American colonies declared independance.

George Seraut was a French painter, his most famous piece being A Sunday Afternoon on la Grande Jette.
-- Spider from Mars  6/11/2007
George Enescu (1881 - 1955) was a Romanian composer, violinist, pianist, conductor and teacher, preeminent Romanian musician of the 20th century, and one of the greatest performers of his time.
-- Anonymous User  7/1/2007
"George" is the main female character on the Showtime series "Dead Like Me" played by Ellen Muth. I think it makes a better feminine name than masculine. Sounds fresh and interesting as a girl's name, old and gray as a masculine.
-- Keeper76  8/14/2007
Famous Bearers:

~George Costanza on Seinfeld.
~Georges Seurat, a famous french painter. His paintings were the subject of Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George.
~George Sand, a female author in 1830's England. Her real name was Aurora, but George was her pen name. Her relationship with Chopin is documented in the movie Impromptu.
-- popular1  9/1/2007
George O'Mally is a character in the brill tv show Greys Anatomy (and I love the name).
-- xxlaurasxx  9/24/2007
A famous bearer was George Gershwin, the composer of the 1924 classical song Rhapsody in Blue.
-- Jesus_Freak  10/14/2007
George Knightley, in Jane Austen's Emma, is a famous bearer of this name.
-- Wunderkind_Princess  10/22/2007
A famous bearer is George Harrison, the youngest of the Beatles (born 1943). He wrote such of their songs as "Something" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," and later went on to have a reasonably successful solo career before dying of brain cancer in 2001.

Beyond that, I adore Harrison, and if it weren't for President George W. Bush having this name, I'd probably love it.
-- maxwelledison  12/28/2007
On the show "Arrested Development" there are three Georges, George Bluth Sr., George Oscar "G.O.B." Bluth, and George Michael Bluth.
-- pandasayscynical  2/2/2008
George Lopez, Mexican-American comedian with his self-titled sitcom "George Lopez."
-- jasmineenimsaj  3/1/2008
Famous bearer: Actor George Hearn, most famous for his portrayal of Sweeney in the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
-- Anonymous User  8/18/2008
George Atzerodt (1835-1865) was a conspirator on the night of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination. He was an associate of John Wilkes Booth, who assigned him to kill Lincoln's Vice President Andrew Johnson. He was staying at the same hotel as Johnson. On the assassination night, Atzerodt chickened out and got drunk instead. The bartender was suspicious of him and called the police. He was found guilty and hanged along three other conspirators on July 7, 1865.
-- rory  1/18/2009
Famous Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgi Zhukov also bore this name.
-- Tiger59  3/7/2009
George Takei played Hikaru Sulu, the Japanese helmsman aboard the USS Enterprise in the original Star Trek series.
-- gorgen_kally  5/26/2009
Hikaru Sulu isn't Japanese. He was born in San Francisco, and his ethnicity hasn't been verified beyond Asian.
-- nenmo  3/30/2010
A famous bearer of the name George was George Mallory, the first man to ever attempt an assault on Everest. Many believe that he did in fact make it to the summit, but it is unknown to this day, due to the fact that both he and his climbing partner perished, along with their camera.

To add my personal opinion, I know one teenager named George, and it fits him very well. He's moderately attractive, smart, sweet, and musical. We like to call him Peter Pan, since his first and last name are right out of Peter Pan.
-- TwilighterRenthead  4/18/2010
George Banks was a mass murderer who gunned 13 people (including his girlfriend and 5 of his children) in Pennsylvania and 1982. His actions caused a death sentence, but he was declared incompetent for death in May 2010.
-- AndrewJKD  7/3/2010
George Michael from Wham! is a famous bearer of this name.
-- Anonymous User  10/28/2010
George was the oldest son of Arthur and Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, two close friends of J.M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan. Contrary to what that piece of crap film Finding Neverland would have you believe, George and his younger brother Michael were Barrie's favorites of the five Davies boys, and his greatest inspirations, despite Barrie's play's titular character's name being Peter Pan. George is reportedly responsible for uttering Peter Pan's famous line, "To die will be an awfully big adventure."

On another note, the meaning "earth worker" makes me think that whomever is called George is an earth bender (like from Avatar: The Last Airbender).
-- thefancyapple  6/29/2011
George Copeland Ault (October 11, 1891 – December 30, 1948) was an American painter.
-- Anonymous User  8/31/2011
George Grey Barnard (May 24, 1863 – April 24, 1938) was an American sculptor.
-- Anonymous User  9/6/2011
George Barret (1732-1784) was an Irish landscape painter in oils and watercolour. He had four children: George, James, Joseph and Mary.
-- Anonymous User  9/7/2011
George Baxter (1804-1867) was an English engraver and painter.
-- Anonymous User  9/8/2011
Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Baronet (6 November 1753–7 February 1827) was a British art patron and amateur painter.
-- Anonymous User  9/9/2011
George Wesley Bellows (1882-1925) was an American painter and lithographer.
-- Anonymous User  9/11/2011
George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879) was an American painter.
-- Anonymous User  9/18/2011
George Hendrik Breitner (1857-1923) was a Dutch painter and photograper who trained in The Hague where he became a friend of van Gogh, whom he encouraged.
-- Anonymous User  10/12/2011
George Catlin (1796-1872) was an American painter and writer.
-- Anonymous User  10/18/2011
George Cattermole (1800-1868) was an English watercolour painter and book illustrator.
-- Anonymous User  10/18/2011
George Chinnery (1774-1852) was an English painter active in the Eastern world.
-- Anonymous User  12/6/2011
George Bailey played by Jimmy Stewart from It's a Wonderful Life!
-- Liesl  12/14/2011
Sir George Clausen (1852-1944) was a British painter.
-- Anonymous User  1/31/2012
George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, 17th century favourite of Kings James I and Charles I of England

George Rodney, 18th century English admiral

George Romney, 18th century English portrait painter

George Alagiah, a current British newsreader
-- Anonymous User  2/15/2012
George R.R. Martin, author of "A Song of Ice and Fire", is a famous bearer.
-- goricar  4/23/2012
George Orwell - although his real name was Eric Arthur Blair.
-- Anonymous User  5/26/2012
George was the youngest son of King Edward IV of England and his wife Elizabeth Woodville. He died young.
-- CarolinW  6/10/2012
George (1762-1830) was the oldest son of King George III of the UK and his wife Charlotte. He later became King George IV.
-- CarolinW  6/11/2012
George was the second son of King Edward VII of the UK and his wife Alexandra of Denmark. After the early death of his older brother Albert, he became King George V.
-- CarolinW  6/11/2012
George (1902-1942) was the son of King George V of Great Britain and his wife Mary of Teck. He was the younger brother of King George VI and the uncle of current Queen Elizabeth II.
-- CarolinW  6/18/2012
George (1717-1718) was the son of King George II of Great Britain and his wife Caroline.
-- CarolinW  6/18/2012
George (1692-1692) was the youngest child of Queen Anne of Great Britain and her husband Prince George of Denmark.
-- CarolinW  6/18/2012
George Watsky, a poet and lyrical rapper, is another associated contemporary.
-- KGScully  8/14/2012
What?! Have you people never heard of GEORGE BURNS?!
-- Ruta Graveolens  8/31/2012
Another famous bearer of this name would be George Harrison (1943-2001) A British musician known mainly for his work in the world famous band, the Beatles. However, he was successful in working in another post-Beatles band, The Traveling Wilburys. George was also a leader in the popularization of the sitar in pop music and helped encourage Eastern religious practices, namely meditation.
-- AnnRutledge  3/17/2013
George Stroumboulopoulos is a Canadian television and radio personality, host of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight on CBC.
-- Hola123  6/17/2013
George Foreman- retired American professional boxer, former two-time World Heavyweight Champion, Olympic gold medalist, ordained Baptist minister, author, and entrepreneur. His 5 sons are George Jr., George III ("Monk"), George IV ("Big Wheel"), George V ("Red"), and George VI("Little Joey"), and one of his daughters is named Georgetta. Foreman has promoted the popular George Foreman grill.
-- Tiger Lilly  6/17/2013
Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, son of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is a famous bearer. He is third in line to succeed his great-grandmother, Elizabeth II, to the throne of the Commonwealth realms, following his grandfather Charles and father William.
-- Erme Ioainna  7/24/2013
I'm glad to see that this name will be making a comeback, thanks to the new British prince! George is a classic and classy name, with many, many famous bearers... I can think of two of my favorite musicians, George Harrison and George Strait.
-- Zinha  8/8/2013
George Reid does the production and instrumentation in the English electronic music duo from London (consisting of him and Aluna Francis) called "AlunaGeorge".
-- LoveHeartKawaii  5/5/2014

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