Namesakes

American Presidents: 3 presidents
George Washington   1789-1797  
George H. W. Bush   1989-1993  
George W. Bush   2001-2009  
Australian Prime Ministers: 1 prime minister
George Reid   1904-1905  
Bohemian Kings: 1 king
King Jiří (a.k.a. George)   1457-1471  
British Prime Ministers: 5 prime ministers
George Grenville   1763-1765  
George Canning   1827  
Edward Smith-Stanley (a.k.a. George)   1852; 1858-1859; 1866-1868  
George Hamilton-Gordon   1852-1855  
Edward Heath (a.k.a. George)   1970-1974  
Bulgarian Kings and Tsars: 2 tsars
Tsar Georgi Terter I (a.k.a. George)   1280-1292  
Tsar Georgi Terter II (a.k.a. George)   1322-1323  
Canadian Prime Ministers: 1 prime minister
John Diefenbaker (a.k.a. George)   1957-1963  
English and British Kings and Queens: 6 kings
King George I   1714-1727  
King George II   1727-1760  
King George III   1760-1820  
King George IV   1820-1830  
King George V   1910-1936  
King George VI   1936-1952  
Fictional Characters from Books: 7 characters
George Wickham   1813   Pride and Prejudice  
George Knightley   1815   Emma  
George Osborne   1847   Vanity Fair  
George Fayne   1931   The Secret at Shadow Ranch  
Ashley Wilkes (a.k.a. George)   1936   Gone With the Wind  
George Milton   1937   Of Mice and Men  
George Smiley   1974   Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy  
Fictional Characters from Movies: 1 character, 1 hero
George Bailey   1946   It's a Wonderful Life  
George Lass   2009   Dead like Me: Life After Death  
Fictional Characters from Television: 6 characters
George Costanza   1989   Seinfeld  
George Bluth, Sr.   2003   Arrested Development  
George Michael Bluth   2003   Arrested Development  
George Lass   2003   Dead Like Me  
Gob Bluth (a.k.a. George)   2003   Arrested Development  
Oscar Bluth (a.k.a. George)   2003   Arrested Development  
Greek Prime Ministers: 1 prime minister
George Papandreou   2009-2011  
Hall-of-Famers: 8 baseball, 8 football, 6 ice hockey, 3 basketball
(baseball) George Herman "Babe" Ruth   1936  
(baseball) George Wright   1937  
(baseball) George Sisler   1939  
(ice hockey) George Richardson   1950  
(ice hockey) George McNamara   1958  
(ice hockey) George Hay   1958  
(basketball) George Mikan   1959  
(ice hockey) Georges Boucher (a.k.a. George)   1960  
(ice hockey) George Hainsworth   1961  
(football) George Halas   1963  
(football) George Preston Marshall   1963  
(football) George Trafton   1964  
(football) George McAfee   1966  
(baseball) George Kelly   1973  
(football) George Connor   1975  
(ice hockey) George Armstrong   1975  
(football) George Blanda   1981  
(football) George Musso   1982  
(baseball) George Kell   1983  
(basketball) George Yardley   1996  
(basketball) George Gervin   1996  
(baseball) George Davis   1998  
(baseball) George Brett   1999  
(baseball) George "Sparky" Anderson   2000  
(football) George Allen   2002  
Harry Potter Characters: 1 character
George Weasley  
Nobel Prize Winners: 7 medicine, 5 chemistry, 3 physics, 2 economics, 1 literature, 1 peace
(literature) George Bernard Shaw   1925  
(medicine) George Whipple   1934  
(medicine) George Minot   1934  
(physics) George Paget Thomson   1937  
(chemistry) George de Hevesy   1943  
(peace) George Marshall   1953  
(medicine) George Wells Beadle   1958  
(chemistry) Ronald George Wreyford Norrish   1967  
(medicine) George Wald   1967  
(chemistry) George Porter   1967  
(medicine) George Emil Palade   1974  
(medicine) George Davis Snell   1980  
(economics) George Stigler   1982  
(medicine) George H. Hitchings   1988  
(chemistry) George Andrew Olah   1994  
(economics) George Akerlof   2001  
(physics) George Smoot   2006  
(physics) George E. Smith   2009  
(chemistry) George Smith   2018  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 19 actors, 1 actor/comedian
George Arliss   1868-1946  
George Burns   1896-1996  
Melville Cooper (a.k.a. George)   1896-1973  
George Sanders   1906-1972  
George Gaynes   1917-2016  
George Kennedy   1925-  
Roger Moore (a.k.a. George)   1927-2017  
George C. Scott   1927-1999  
George Peppard   1928-1994  
Skip Homeier (a.k.a. George)   1930-  
George Segal   1934-  
George Chakiris   1934-  
George Takei   1937-  
George Lazenby   1939-  
George Dzundza   1945-  
Delroy Lindo (a.k.a. George)   1952-  
George Lopez   1961-  
George Clooney   1961-  
George Newbern   1964-  
George Leach   1975-  
Notable Artists: 1 painter
Georges Seurat (a.k.a. George)   1859-1891  
Notable Athletes: 7 baseball, 6 football, 6 ice hockey, 5 rugby, 4 soccer, 3 basketball, 1 boxing, 1 tennis
(baseball) George Wright   1847-1937  
(baseball) George Davis   1870-1940  
(tennis) Major Ritchie (a.k.a. George)   1870-1955  
(ice hockey) George McNamara   1886-1952  
(ice hockey) George Richardson   1886-1916  
(baseball) George Sisler   1893-1973  
(football) George Halas   1895-1983  
(baseball) George Herman "Babe" Ruth   1895-1948  
(ice hockey) George Hainsworth   1895-1950  
(baseball) George Kelly   1895-1984  
(ice hockey) Georges Boucher (a.k.a. George)   1896-1960  
(football) George Trafton   1896-1971  
(ice hockey) George Hay   1898-1975  
(football) George Musso   1910-2000  
(football) George McAfee   1918-2009  
(baseball) George Kell   1922-2009  
(basketball) George Mikan   1924-2005  
(football) George Connor   1925-2003  
(football) George Blanda   1927-2010  
(basketball) George Yardley   1928-2004  
(ice hockey) George Armstrong   1930-  
(soccer) Cliff Huxford (a.k.a. George)   1937-2018  
(soccer) George Best   1946-2005  
(boxing) George Foreman   1949-  
(basketball) George Gervin   1952-  
(baseball) George Brett   1953-  
(rugby) Campese Ma'afu (a.k.a. George)   1984-  
(rugby) George Pisi   1986-  
(soccer) David Cotterill (a.k.a. George)   1987-  
(rugby) George Kruis   1990-  
(rugby) George North   1992-  
(rugby) George Ford   1993-  
(soccer) George Williams   1995-  
Notable Businesspeople: 2 businesspersons
George Henry Corliss   1817-1888  
George Soros   1930-  
Notable Explorers and Adventurers: 3 explorers
George Vancouver   1757-1798  
George Bass   1771-1803  
George Mallory   1886-1924  
Notable Filmmakers: 4 directors, 1 screenwriter/director
George Cukor   1899-1983  
George Stevens   1904-1975  
George Roy Hill   1921-2002  
George A. Romero   1940-2017  
George Lucas   1944-  
Notable Hosts and Presenters: 2 television
(television) Alex Trebek (a.k.a. George)   1940-  
(television) George Lopez   1961-  
Notable Musicians: 4 musicians, 3 composers, 3 singers
Georg Friedrich Händel (a.k.a. George)   1685-1759   classical  
Georges Bizet (a.k.a. George)   1838-1875     
George Gershwin   1898-1937   classical  
George Jones   1931-2013   country  
George Clinton   1941-   funk  
George Harrison   1943-2001     
Boy George   1961-     
George Michael   1963-2016     
Trevor "Busta Rhymes" Smith (a.k.a. George)   1972-   hip hop  
George Leach   1975-     
Notable Philosophers and Thinkers: 4 philosophers
George Berkeley   1685-1753  
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (a.k.a. George)   1770-1831  
George Santayana   1863-1952  
G. E. Moore (a.k.a. George)   1873-1958  
Notable Scientists and Inventors: 4 inventors, 1 physicist
George Stephenson   1781-1848  
Georg Ohm (a.k.a. George)   1789-1854  
George Henry Corliss   1817-1888  
George Westinghouse   1846-1914  
George Eastman   1854-1932  
Notable Writers: 5 authors, 1 author/poet, 1 playwright, 1 poet
Lord Byron (a.k.a. George)   1788-1824  
George Sand   1804-1876  
George Eliot   1819-1880  
George MacDonald   1824-1905  
George Bernard Shaw   1856-1950  
H. G. Wells (a.k.a. George)   1866-1946  
George Orwell   1903-1950  
George R. R. Martin   1948-  
Olympic Medalists: 19 bronze, 17 gold, 11 silver, 3 silver/gold, 2 gold/bronze, 1 bronze/silver, 1 gold/bronze/silver, 1 gold/silver, 1 gold/silver/bronze, 1 silver/bronze
(bronze) Saint George Ashe   1900   rowing  
(gold/bronze) George Orton   1900   3000 m steeplechase; 400 m hurdles  
(gold) George Sheldon   1904   diving - platform  
(gold/bronze) George Bryant   1904   archery - American round; archery - team round; archery - York round  
(bronze) George Poage   1904   200 m hurdles; 400 m hurdles  
(gold) George Underwood   1904   4 mile team  
(gold/silver/bronze) Major Ritchie (a.k.a. George)   1908   tennis  
(gold) George Larner   1908   10 mile walk; 3500 m walk  
(gold) George Cornet   1908; 1912   water polo  
(gold) George Wilkinson   1900; 1908; 1912   water polo  
(gold) George Nevinson   1908   water polo  
(silver/gold) George Bonhag   1908; 1912   3 mile team; 3000 m team  
(bronze) George Gaidzik   1908   diving - springboard  
(bronze) Leslie Rich (a.k.a. George)   1908   swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(gold) George Goulding   1912   10 km walk  
(bronze) George Nicol   1912   4x400 m relay  
(bronze) George Hutson   1912   3000 m team; 5000 m  
(bronze) George Horine   1912   high jump  
(gold) George Hodgson   1912   swimming - 1500 m freestyle; swimming - 400 m freestyle  
(silver) Gerry Geran (a.k.a. George)   1920   ice hockey  
(silver) George Parker   1920   3000 m walk  
(bronze) August Desch (a.k.a. George)   1920   400 m hurdles  
(silver/bronze) George Vernot   1920   swimming - 1500 m freestyle; swimming - 400 m freestyle  
(silver) George Webber   1924   3000 m team  
(bronze) George Schroth   1924   water polo  
(bronze) George Renwick   1924   4x400 m relay  
(bronze) George Mitchell   1924   water polo  
(gold) George Baird   1928   4x400 m relay  
(gold) George Kojac   1928   swimming - 100 m backstroke; swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(gold/silver) David Burghley (a.k.a. George)   1928; 1932   400 m hurdles; 4x400 m relay  
(silver) George Fissler   1932   swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(silver) George Simpson   1932   200 m  
(gold) George Saling   1932   110 m hurdles  
(bronze) George Jefferson   1932   pole vault  
(gold) Ran Laurie (a.k.a. George)   1948   rowing  
(gold) Ray Lumpp (a.k.a. George)   1948   basketball  
(silver) George Avery   1948   triple jump  
(bronze) George Stanich   1948   high jump  
(silver) Ken Wiesner (a.k.a. George)   1952   high jump  
(gold) George Rhoden   1952   400 m; 4x400 m relay  
(bronze) Jack Taylor (a.k.a. George)   1952   swimming - 100 m backstroke  
(bronze) Derek Ibbotson (a.k.a. George)   1956   5000 m  
(bronze/silver) George Breen   1956; 1960   swimming - 1500 m freestyle; swimming - 400 m freestyle; swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(gold) Don Bragg (a.k.a. George)   1960   pole vault  
(bronze) George Kerr   1960   4x400 m relay; 800 m  
(gold) George Harrison   1960   swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(gold) George Wilson   1964   basketball  
(gold/bronze/silver) Robert Windle (a.k.a. George)   1964; 1968   swimming - 1500 m freestyle; swimming - 4x100 m freestyle relay; swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(bronze) George Young   1968   3000 m steeplechase  
(silver) Peter Norman (a.k.a. George)   1968   200 m  
(silver/gold) Larry James (a.k.a. George)   1968   400 m; 4x400 m relay  
(silver) George Woods   1968; 1972   shot put  
(silver) Kevin Robertson (a.k.a. George)   1984; 1988   water polo  
(silver/gold) George DiCarlo   1984   swimming - 1500 m freestyle; swimming - 400 m freestyle  
(silver) Peter Campbell (a.k.a. George)   1984; 1988   water polo  
(bronze) George Bovell   2004   swimming - 200 m medley  
(bronze) George Nash   2012   rowing  
Oscar Award Winners: 7 actors, 3 directors
(actor) George Arliss   1930   Disraeli  
(actor) George Sanders   1950   All About Eve  
(director) George Stevens   1951; 1956   A Place in the Sun; Giant  
(actor) George Chakiris   1961   West Side Story  
(director) George Cukor   1964   My Fair Lady  
(actor) George Kennedy   1967   Cool Hand Luke  
(actor) George C. Scott   1970   Patton  
(director) George Roy Hill   1973   The Sting  
(actor) George Burns   1975   The Sunshine Boys  
(actor) George Clooney   2005   Syriana  
Other Leaders: 7 prime ministers, 4 presidents
Prime Minister George Waterhouse   1872-1873   New Zealand  
Prime Minister George Grey   1877-1879   New Zealand  
Prime Minister Joseph Ward (a.k.a. George)   1906-1912; 1928-1930   New Zealand  
Prime Minister George Forbes   1930-1935   New Zealand  
Prime Minister Sidney Holland (a.k.a. George)   1949-1957   New Zealand  
Prime Minister George Borg Olivier   1950-1955; 1962-1971   Malta  
Prime Minister Edward Seaga (a.k.a. George)   1980-1989   Jamaica  
President George Vasiliou   1988-1993   Cyprus  
President George Maxwell Richards   2003-2013   Trinidad and Tobago  
President George Abela   2009-2014   Malta  
President Crin Antonescu (a.k.a. George)   2012   Romania  
Other Religious Leaders: 1 leader
George Albert Smith   1945-1951   The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  
Other Royalty: 1 king
Willem-Alexander (a.k.a. George)   2013-   Netherlands  
Russian Grand Dukes and Tsars: 3 dukes
Duke Yuriy I Dolgorukiy (a.k.a. George)   1154-1157  
Duke Yuriy II (a.k.a. George)   1212-1216; 1218-1238  
Duke Yuriy (a.k.a. George)   1303-1325  
Saints: 8 blessed, 3 saints
Saint George   ?-303  
Saint George   ?-825  
Saint George   ?-852  
Blessed George Haydock   1556-1584  
Blessed George Beesley   1563-1591  
Blessed George Gervase   1569-1608  
Blessed George Douglas   ?-1587  
Blessed George Nichols   ?-1589  
Blessed George Errington   ?-1596  
Blessed Georges Edme Rene (a.k.a. George)   1748-1794  
Blessed Jurgis Matulaitis-Matulevičius (a.k.a. George)   1871-1927  
Serbian Kings, Tsars and Princes: 1 despot, 1 ruler
Despot Đurađ Branković (a.k.a. George)   1427-1456  
Ruler Đorđe Petrović (a.k.a. George)   1804-1813  
Shakespearian Characters: 2 characters
Master George Page   The Merry Wives of Windsor  
George Plantagenet   Henry VI (3); Richard III  
Title Characters: 3 songs, 2 books, 1 film, 1 musical
(film) George   1943   Bell Bottom George  
(song) George Jackson   1971   George Jackson  
(book) George   1981   George's Marvellous Medicine  
(musical) George   1984   Sunday in the Park with George  
(song) George   1995   Oh, George  
(book) George Crum   2006   George Crum and the Saratoga Chip  
(song) George   2007   Yo George