Nope, this name is old and terrible for modern life.
One bearer I am shocked no one has mentioned: the wonderful playwright and theatrical director George S. Kaufman (1889-1961).
George Washington is amazing, George Bush is terrible.
WAYYYY too dated.
I am GEORGE, masculine, looking for a feminine Georgi, Georgin, Georgian, Georgia and many more because they are so awesome.
Also Guernésiais:
George Austen (1731–1805) was the father of English author Jane Austen. He was also a clergyman for the Church of England.
GeorgeNotFound is a British YouTuber and streamer. He shares his first name with his Dream SMP character, George Lore. He’s often referred to using his nickname, “Gogy”.
I love the name George for a boy. I think it’s so soft and sweet and works well for all ages.
Reminds me of George Pig from Peppa Pig and Curious George, but it's harsh sounding in my opinion.
A strong, timeless and classic name.
I never really liked the name George, but I do now considering I love GeorgeNotFound. Nice name, not for like a 2 year old though.
Nice name.
George is an ok name. Just a bit too common from where I live.
I think George goes well on an old person or little girl. But not on a modern day guy! Just NO! :(
George is not a gender specific name. It goes well for both genders regardless of what the naysayers proclaim. When I give birth to my daughter next month I will name her George.
George has nothing spectacular about it. I don't know who would like such an unimaginative moniker like this one. If I had this as my first name I would change it in a heart beat!
Yuck! I hate the name George! It sounds so gross and reminds me of some creepy old guy that scares people!
My name is George and I am a trans-female. Like one of the comments below said that George is a great unisex name that goes well for both genders. All names are gender fluid and that's that.
Not a bad choice. A good classic at that. George Harrison is a great namesake. I hope people aren’t actually naming their daughters George and just keeping it as a nickname for Georgia, Georgiana, or something.
George of the Jungle, a cartoon character from a 1960s television show of the same name.
I like George for a girl and think it would be a perfect unisex name. :)
Yawn...dull name with a dull meaning that puts me to sleep.
George Floyd, who was killed a year ago (on this day) by Derek Chauvin.
This is my name. Whenever I am introduced to a group, choruses of inevitable "Georgie's" and George of the Jungle echo around the room. It's easy to remember, which is nice.
A classic, not bad at all.
George is an amazing name.
I hate the name George. It’s ugly, old, clunky and overused, especially in the UK. I can no longer imagine a baby named George. It reminds me of George Pig from Peppa Pig.
I can't look at a baby and think that it should be named George, it's such an old name and I can't see it as a little kid's name.
A little common, and reminds me of George Pig from Peppa Pig.
This is my name. When I was in day school, I kinda disliked it a lot. However, now that I am in my late sixties, I have come to appreciate the way in which my name aged well with me as I got older.
Whenever I hear the name George, there are two things that come to mind. Curious George and George of the Jungle. That and comedy legend George Carlin.
George has always been a family name so I personally think it is ok.
Common, overused and boring.
I think George is a very decent name. Being a history buff and living here in the UK, I always associate this name with numerous monarchs of our history. A very charming and regal forename in my humble opinion. :)
George is the name of Haley Dunphy's infant son on Modern Family.
It isn’t bad. Nothing negative or positive about it. Reminds me of George Harrison, Curious George, and George Floyd.
I love the name George / Georgie and Geordie.
St George is the Patron Saint of England.
Curious George is a children’s animated show on PBS Kids.
I would love to be friends with GeorgeNotFound.
George Pig is the brother of the well known Peppa Pig.
George Armstrong Custer was an American General.
George Floyd was an African-American man who was killed on May 25, 2020 by a police officer. His death sparked protests in hundreds of cities along with the Black Lives Matter movement.
George Gammell Angell is a major character in H. P. Lovecraft's short story "The Call of Cthulhu". He is a professor of Semitic languages in Brown University who compiled a manuscript on the Cthulhu cult before his death. He is also the great-uncle of the narrator, who then combines the manuscript with an old newspaper from 1925 to create another manuscript on Cthulhu and its cult as well as the lost city of R'lyeh.
I was named after my father, I'm the fourth generation, and my name is William. I asked my mom what she would've named me if I didn't have my name. George is a name she thinks is funny. She says George. I don't care for the name George, and I'm glad I have my name. However, my name is horrible. I love William, but my middle and last don't work. Have I thought of changing it? Yes. However, it's God's job to change my name once I arrive in Heaven, and my father would be hurt if I did. I wouldn't want that. Hey, at least I don't have to give my son my name. I've come to terms with my name, and think it's really cool that I'm the fourth, but I hate my middle and last name with my first name. It's pretty much an insult. I'd give it to you, but for security reasons I won't.
I'm not a fan of it even though I am from England, it sounds a bit weak in my opinion, but I did know a lad who's formal name was Georgie, which is even worse.
George is a wonderful, classic name that will fit the bearer at any stage of his life. I hope people aren't actually using it for girls. Names like Georgia, Georgie, Georgine, and Georgina are wonderful for a girl ;)
This name seems to be used by some "queer" and liberal icons like George Takei and the late George Michael.
I personally think this is a wonderful, classic name that could suit any male and while it is a bit hard to see on children, that isn't really a problem as we all grow up eventually and are children for very little of our lives.
In the book series Mysterious Benedict Society, there is a character who goes by Sticky Washington whose real name is George Washington. He has a photographic memory and is very anxious. In the last book, he started to go by George but stopped at the end of the book.
George Hamilton is an American actor.
Not sure why but I have always liked this classic name as I think it will age well from boyhood to manhood and it isn't difficult to spell. A win win situation for both parents and kid.
The comment below asserts, rather absurdly, that the name "George" would be better suited on a girl.
Nothing could be any further from reality as this name has been carried by many a good kings, princes and prominent politicians who so happen to be men. George is a boy's name and NOT I repeat NOT a girl's name under any circumstance.
I've looked through the comments, and maybe I just missed it.
But seriously, how can we forget GEORGE NEWBERN? He is the voice actor for Superman in many DC animated films and most importantly of all: SEPHIROTH in the Final Fantasy videogame series. Sephiroth is like the coolest villain ever, and George Newbern absolutely deserves all the glory we can give him. Look him up! P.S. He also played Danny on season 5 (or 6?) of "Friends".
George Stacy is the name of Gwen Stacy’s father.
George was my great-grandpa's name, and I've always been fond of it. Because I'm a synaesthete I see it as I see the letter G, a lovely rich yellowy pale orange. I think the commenters on here who despise its meaning, "earth worker", are being very silly - earth workers and agriculturalists have always been of vital importance to our planet, and no less so in these times of pollution, species extinction, famines and alleged global warning.
Those who commented that George is an old man's name heading for oblivion reckoned without the Prince George Factor.
And those who claim to have never seen an attractive George have obviously never seen George Clooney or George Harrison!
George Ryan Ross is the former songwriter/backup singer for rock band Panic! At The Disco, and former frontman of self-made band The Young Veins. He now frequently does tours with artist Z-Berg.
Suitable for short, stocky, bespectacled bald men.
George Harrison, the youngest member from The Beatles, died of cancer over 15 years ago.
George Ragan is the real name of Hollywood Undead member Johnny 3 Tears.
First impression is I’ve never met an attractive George.
Sorry to everyone on here who thinks George should only be used for girls, but it’s simply not a feminine name! George is a really noble name for a BOY. There are some male names that are acceptable to use on females, but George is strictly a man's name. If you really love the sound of George for a girl, then try the feminine variants. Georgia is a nice name for a girl. If George was a unisex name a long time ago, it would be a different story.
George is the librarian in the video game Oneshot. She has a die for a head and six different personalities corresponding to each face.
George Vreeland Hill is one of the most Googled names year after year.
Masculine but rough and hillbilly to me.
For everyone saying George can also be a feminine name, that's your opinion. It’s cute you want to be unique. George kinda does sound a bit girly but it’s far more masculine in my opinion. George is a strong and handsome name and I personally prefer it for a boy. For a girl, I would choose Georgia or Georgine, there are a lot more feminine forms of George. Though I don’t really hate the name on a girl if I were to give the name George to a baby, I would give it to a boy, but never a girl. I absolutely respect the boy name on girl trend, but I love traditional feminine names like Julia as well. The way I see it, any name can work for a girl, though a lot of names would be reconsidered for a boy, because naming a girl Alexander would be more acceptable than naming a boy Alexandra, but I’m not a feminist or sexist. I talk about boys and girls, not just my typical gender.
I don't care about whether a name is common or not. George reminds me of not only kings (which obviously from my list is from royalty) but also writers and artists. It has this simplistic sound and is just straight to the point with a lot of associations, one of them is Washington who had an amazing character and is one of our greatest presidents. My favorite aspect of this name is no nicknames personally. George Lucas would be his name.
In 2018, 63 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) George who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 42nd most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
Quite a boring name.
The close friendship of the Marquis de Lafayette and George Washington led the Marquis to name his son George Washington de Lafayette.
In the U.S. the name George is considered out of fashion and rarely used except as a passed down family name. It is an old name like Henry, Herbert or Edwin. That doesn't mean it isn't a nice name though.
Meh. Boring, plain, and overused. Thankfully it doesn't seem to be very popular nowadays.
Wasn’t it the given name for the late George Michael?
Oddly, I always think of George from "It's a Wonderful Life" when I hear this name, but that's not a bad thing, because I like that character. George is a masculine, handsome, classic name that seems to never truly go out of style. It fits all kinds of men and age groups well. I'm still debating on whether to name my son Theodore or George, but I'm leaning towards George.
I always felt funny about the name because of Curious George, but ever since I got to see little Prince George of Cambridge I adore it! People really make names!
George Savalas played Stavros on the 70s detective series Kojak. He was Telly Savalas' younger brother.
Bush Jr. Ruins it for me, but I like Georgy because of Georgy Zhukov and most people don't consider Georgy American.
April 23 is George's name-day.The name "George" derives from the Greek components:
It is an ancient Greek name (ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ).
It is a "divine" name because it comes from the Zeus' adjective: ΓΕΩΡΓΟΣ=farmer because Zeus is also the protector of agriculture.
ΓΕΩΡΓ-ΙΟΣ: The suffix -IOS indicates the divine origin of the name George.
Same contemporary Greek male names: Dionysios, Demetrius etc. Whose suffix -ius indicates their "divine" origin from the corresponding deities: Dionysus and Demeter.
(Btw. Many American scholars are mistaken by calling the Ancient Greek God Dionysius like that. His correct name is Dionysus).The historical figure Saint George (280-303 AD) was a Roman high rank officer of Greek origin, who martyred on April 23, 303 AD, because of his faith.This name is by far the most common name in Greece.Saint George is the emblem of the city of Moscow.St. George is also England's patron saint. In 1415, St George’s Day was declared a national feast day and holiday in England. It grew to become a really big deal (almost as big as Christmas) until the 18th century when celebrations waned after England united with Scotland in 1707.This name is also very popular in many other countries. It is the 166th most popular name in the US. One century ago it was among the first five most popular names.
George is the real name of the British Youtuber Memeulous.
George Emerson is a character from the 1908 novel "A Room with a View" by E. M. Forster. He is played by English actor Julian Sands in the 1985 film version.
One of the main characters from the children's book series "Captain Underpants" (George Beard).
George Hu is an American actor and singer based in Taiwan. He speaks fluent Mandarin, English and Taiwanese. Since 2011, he has been signed to Yang Deng-kui's management company Polyland International Entertainment.
George Kotaka is a Japanese American karateka. He has a 4th Dan black belt in karate and is the winner of multiple World Karate Championships and appeared in the documentary Empty Hand: The Real Karate Kids.
George Alan O'Dowd, known professionally as Boy George, is an English singer, songwriter, DJ, fashion designer and photographer. He is the lead singer of the Grammy and Brit Award-winning pop band Culture Club. At the height of the band's fame, during the 1980s, they recorded global hit songs such as "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me", "Time" and "Karma Chameleon" and George is known for his soulful voice and androgynous appearance. He was part of the English New Romantic movement which emerged in the late 1970s to the early 1980s.
Prince George of Cambridge is the elder child and only son of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. He is third in line to succeed his paternal great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, after his paternal grandfather, Charles, Prince of Wales, and his father.
George "Joji" Miller, known online by his pseudonym Filthy Frank, is a Japanese-Australian YouTube personality, known for his music and comedy videos.
George Benson is a smooth jazz singer and guitarist, one of the fathers of the smooth jazz genre.
George Takei is a Japanese-American actor, director, author, and activist. Takei is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek. He also portrayed the character in six Star Trek feature films and one episode of Star Trek: Voyager. Takei's involvement in social media has brought him fresh attention. As of February 2017, his Facebook page has over 10 million likes since he joined in 2011, and he frequently shares photos with original humorous commentary. Takei is also a proponent of LGBT rights and is active in state and local politics. He has won several awards and accolades in his work on human rights and Japan–United States relations, including his work with the Japanese American National Museum.
George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known. Among his best-known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928) as well as the opera Porgy and Bess (1935).
George Asakura is a Japanese manga artist. She took her penname from one of the title characters in Gatchaman and made her debut in 1995 with Punky Cake Junkie, which was published in the magazine Bessatsu Friend DX Juliet. She is best known for A Perfect Day for Love Letters, for which she received the 2005 Kodansha Manga Award for shōjo manga, and Knock Your Heart Out!. A Perfect Day for Love Letters was adapted as a live-action movie and has been licensed in English by Del Rey Manga.
George-Étienne Cartier (1814-1873) was a Canadian politician.
Georges is the name of St. Georges, who killed the dragon in what is called now the St. Georges bay in Beirut. He is one of the main saints in the Orthodox Church.
This is an okay name, it's just too old fashioned. There are some famous George's like George Washington, George Bush, George Harrison and of course George of the jungle! It's not a bad name, just some people would think it's nerdy nowadays.
George is a name I really like. I also like Georgina (The feminine version). George Bush Jr. doesn't ruin the name for me as I think of George Washington or George Harrison. I named the main character in my comic George.
From the Greek word γεωργος (georgos) meaning "farmer, earthworker", itself derived from the elements γη (ge) "earth" and εργον (ergon) "work".
Probably from γη (ge) "earth"
And οργώω [modern: οργώνω (orgono) ] "to plow".
Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge.
The planet Uranus almost wound up being called this (shocking, I know). Therefore, if you want to name your kid after the planet, this is a good way to go around all of the "your anus" madness. No one shall ever know.
I always associate the name with a 110 year old man, in brown musky trousers, suspenders, who is 15 years over due of croaking. The name is ancient and has an ancient, boring, almost creepy ring to it. Even when George dies, he still doesn't know to leave...he lingers around graveyards and haunts the local rundown farm where he spies on the living. On exciting days, he picks onions and beets out of the garden that he places in a wooden bowl, on his red and white vintage checkered table cloth that matches his curtains that his great great grandmother passed down to him. He attends church 3 days a week, only because it's connected to the cemetery where he lives...10th row back, 16th tombstone down to the left, under the oak tree.The name is okay if you are a royal, they are expected to carry down names that are 800 centuries old.
Sounds too rough and heavy.
George is a character on Seinfeld.
Georgia "George" Fayne is one of Nancy Drew's best friends.
My name is George, and I'm the 8th generation in my family. George was a name used a long time ago, and I am proud to bear that name.
Easy to say, to the point.
I used to not care for the name as it sounded like one that would belong to an elderly man. Then I met my (now husband), George. 28 years old. My opinion of this name changed overnight as I now saw it as different than other men his age & he was the only George I've ever known other than the elderly at church. Strange enough because it is not common for men his age I began to relate that name to a down to Earth, strong, laid back, funny, & a very sexy name.
This is a great name. One of my coworkers has a 10 year old son named George that he brings to "bring your child to work day" and it fits him very well.
A bit too old fashioned for me, and a little bit short, but I think it's better than some of the weird boy names nowadays.
Strong name that has increased in popularity. I would pair it with any surname of more than one syllable. Needs no nickname. For me, it's a family name -- my grandfather George would be 125 years old now.
I really like this name, it's classic and sweet, and it has the connection to the very talented Beatles singer and the great president.
Not too fond of this name, it seems to have too much clashing with the g.
George Reid does the production and instrumentation in the English electronic music duo from London (consisting of him and Aluna Francis) called "AlunaGeorge".
I am an obsessive George Harrison fan- he was such an amazing human being. Because of that, I adore this name, and vow to name my first son George. It is honest, solid and traditional :) I love it.This name is actually currently very popular in the UK; there tends to be a few Georges in each year group. I think it is a name which suits a baby, a little boy, a teenager, a young man and an old man- timeless.
I like the name, and people should certainly not hate people that are called that name because it reminds them of our former president. And I disagree with the people that say it does not suit children, Becuase that does not matter because children grow up, so don't just think of how the name suits a little kid because that kid will grow up at some point. George is awesome as a name for all ages... enough said.
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.
I guarantee there will be a big jump in popularity for George when this year's top 1000 comes out. The name certainly needed a boost, as its now becoming very underused despite its historic popularity. The name is already very popular in England, but I have a feeling it will be back in the top 10 after a year of absence.
I think George is a great name. It was my grandfather's name and what we called our pet rooster when I was a kid (after my grandfather). Now the new prince is a George, I bet my grandfather would have been stoked if he was still alive.
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.
George Stroumboulopoulos is a Canadian television and radio personality, host of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight on CBC.
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.
Personally, I think this name is adorable. It would be very refreshing to hear on a little boy amongst all these horrible modern names people are coming up with. George might sound a little "old man"-ish, but not in a dated way like Melvin or Delbert. I'm happy to see how popular this name is in the UK, seems like their top 10 is a lot better than ours!
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.
It would be so cute to meet a baby named George!
My father's given name was very, VERY off the wall. I won't mention it here because he dislikes it so. Anyway, he changed it to George. (It seems like every man who dislikes his name changes it to 'George.') It's a classic standby that's stood the test of time. I like it a lot.
Originally, Giorgi (George) is an ancient Georgian name that means "wolf" (also in persian "gorg" means "wolf") and came from pagan religion of Tetri Giorgi (white wolf - protector of hunters). Religion of wolf was one of the most ancient religions in Europe. Tetri Giorgi`s image also was a man with a hammer (just like Thor or Tyr in Scandinavian religions). When the first greeks (argonauts) came to the ancient georgian kingdom Kolkheti (Kolkhida), they were impressed about georgian knowledge of agriculture, and the name Giorgi was very popular just like now in Georgia, so they call them "georgious" that means - earth worker.
About St. George: In the time of Byzantium, Greek christians (controlled by jews) start to spread Christianity to the North. They knew about Tetri Giorgi, so they used this to make a new fairy tale, about St. George to easily integrate Christianity in pagan Georgia. P.S.: If you want to see the truth - look with your own eyes.
What?! Have you people never heard of GEORGE BURNS?!
Derives from Greek name: ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ < ΓΕΑ = Earth.
Meaning: belongs to the earth.
Other words in relation to ΓΕΑ¨: Geography, Geology, etc.
George Watsky, a poet and lyrical rapper, is another associated contemporary.
George (1692-1692) was the youngest child of Queen Anne of Great Britain and her husband Prince George of Denmark.
George (1717-1718) was the son of King George II of Great Britain and his wife Caroline.
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.
George (1762-1830) was the oldest son of King George III of the UK and his wife Charlotte. He later became King George IV.
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.
George was the youngest son of King Edward IV of England and his wife Elizabeth Woodville. He died young.
My father's name is George. It suits him pretty well, I suppose. I like this name very much, despite people's demonization of the name due to George W. Bush (as if he's the only person with the name). What's ironic is that George is actually more popular in the UK than in the US. Wonder why?
George Orwell - although his real name was Eric Arthur Blair.
George R.R. Martin, author of "A Song of Ice and Fire", is a famous bearer.
Strong, classic boys name.
George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, 17th century favourite of Kings James I and Charles I of EnglandGeorge Rodney, 18th century English admiralGeorge Romney, 18th century English portrait painterGeorge Alagiah, a current British newsreader
Sir George Clausen (1852-1944) was a British painter.
George Bailey played by Jimmy Stewart from It's a Wonderful Life!
George Chinnery (1774-1852) was an English painter active in the Eastern world.
George Catlin (1796-1872) was an American painter and writer.
George Cattermole (1800-1868) was an English watercolour painter and book illustrator.
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.
George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879) was an American painter.
George Wesley Bellows (1882-1925) was an American painter and lithographer.
"George" is a very classic yet incredibly contemporary name. It loses none of its charm as it ages, and is highly suitable for young boys of upcoming generations. I find it to be a name that is timeless, oh so fantastically timeless. "George" holds character, it holds maturity, adventure, feistiness, respect... it is a one-of-a-kind gem. There is also not a stereotype that silently suggests it be better suited to one person than another.
I certainly would never rule-out the usage (be it for dubbing a human child or an animal).
Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Baronet (6 November 1753–7 February 1827) was a British art patron and amateur painter.
George Baxter (1804-1867) was an English engraver and painter.
George Barret (1732-1784) was an Irish landscape painter in oils and watercolour. He had four children: George, James, Joseph and Mary.
George Grey Barnard (May 24, 1863 – April 24, 1938) was an American sculptor.
George Copeland Ault (October 11, 1891 – December 30, 1948) was an American painter.
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).
George Herbert Walker Bush and George Walker Bush... oh why did you leave us with Obama? Strong, respectable name (unlike "Barrack Hussein" or whatever).
South Africans of Greek descent often use the name George.
I don't see the positivity/beauty in calling one's child earth worker - how did this become a name I wonder. It is more fitting to be a surname.
I really like the name George even though it's very popular here in Britain.
It's a classic name that will never go out of fashion.
George Michael from Wham! is a famous bearer of this name.
George is a wonderful name, but it sounds a little... I dunno, harsh on a young boy. Still great though.
Yes the name does mean Farmer, which I think is a very humble/hard job, and my Father just happens to have been one all his life! I intend on naming the child I'm pregnant with after him. He is a hard working, loving, patient, kind man and I can think of no one better to name my child after!
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.
I wouldn't let myself like this name while Dubya was in office, but now that he's gone, it's growing on me. It's really a very classic, manly name. I think it sounds strong, but warm, and that a little Georgie or Geordie would be adorable.
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.
George feels like a mature name, and yet it would perfectly suit a man or boy of any age.
I didn't use to like this name, but it's starting to grow on me now - maybe because George W. Bush has gone!
The Saint George legend predates Christianity by thousands of years and is traceable to an ancient Hurrian hero who killed a monster. It also derives from the Greek myth of Perseus and Andromeda. Interestingly, the ancient Hurrians lived in the Caucusus area where the modern country of Georgia is. I'm not sure if that country's name derives from the name 'George' as they themselves have a totally different name for their country.
I'm also a George, to my dismay. It's a nice enough name in its own right, but most people I know agree that it doesn't fit me. "George" seems to be a very physical name, more like something an artist or laborer might have. Foreign variants like Jorge or Giorgio aren't like that as much, but simply "George" is a blunt, solid, heavy name, particularly with respect to rural areas. Definitely falling out of modern use, from what I can tell.
You mention that Saint George is the patron saint of England, Portugal and Catalonia, but he is also the patron saint of Roumania (and maybe others).
There's something beautifully classic about the name George. Without a doubt, it's one of my favourites. The pronunciation is lovely, and it looks great written down. And of course as some other people mention, George Harrison gives this name positive connotations. It doesn't immediately make me think of Bush.
George Takei played Hikaru Sulu, the Japanese helmsman aboard the USS Enterprise in the original Star Trek series.
Hikaru Sulu isn't Japanese. He was born in San Francisco, and his ethnicity hasn't been verified beyond Asian.
I have a great friend name George. I call him Jorge (pronounced HOR-hay), George in Spanish because he is half Spanish. I totally agree with some comments above, I can only see this name on a funny guy.And chill out with the association to George W. Bush, he's not even President anymore. So you can all sit back and relax.
Famous Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgi Zhukov also bore this name.
It's a shame that everybody seams to associate this name with George Bush these days. It always makes me think of George Harrison and his song 'Here comes the Sun' which always makes me smile. I would like to use the name George because I think it's a classic strong name but I'm Dutch and it sounds it little too English. And of course, people will immediately think I'm a Bush supporter.
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.
To me this name sounds more comedic than serious (best on a funny guy, I mean). It reminds me of the abominable snowman in old bugs bunny cartoons, who would pick anyone up and squeeze them saying "I will call him George, and I will pet him and hold him and love him etc." Lol!
I think someone said it before, but I can imagine this name on a little boy, too. XD Only reason I ever disliked this name was of George Bush.
Famous bearer: Actor George Hearn, most famous for his portrayal of Sweeney in the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
It's nice, but I always think of our evil president, soon to be ex-president.
I think that George is a nice, basic name. It's nothing particularly amazing or cool-sounding, but it's a name that one could easily go through life with.
I have never liked the sound of this name with the two ''jee'' sounds, or however it's supposed to be spelled. Besides, I've grown to associate this name with rather unlikeable people.
This name is okay. It has a nice sound but I like the female version Georgia better. I also don't like any of the nicknames. My friend told me I look like a George.
I like the sound of it as a girl's name.
I used to think this name was so plain and boring. But then I read George Orwell's "1984". My opinion of name changed literally overnight. I LOVE IT! Also Harrison being my favorite Beatle, I certainly have good associations with the name!
George Harrison and George Weasley: two awesome people (one fictional, obviously) with this name. Cancels out the negativity of the current president in my opinion. Also the name of several brilliant writers. A good name.
I love the name! I could imagine a little boy named George just fine. Yes, some people are turned off to this name because of George Bush, however; once he is out of office the hatred levels will calm down and in ten or so years people will not think about him so much. So I say go ahead and use it. George is very strong and traditional but at the same time off beat, unexpected, and way underused on young children.
George Lopez, Mexican-American comedian with his self-titled sitcom "George Lopez."
On the show "Arrested Development" there are three Georges, George Bluth Sr., George Oscar "G.O.B." Bluth, and George Michael Bluth.
Why's everyone getting so upset about farmers? It doesn't even mean farmer, it means earthworker. That can be translated as farmer, but for all you know it means potter! Clay is earth, you know.
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.
Earth worker is more likely "miner" or "geologist" or "geographer" than "farmer". In fact, farming has relatively little to do with earth work. I also believe the "Geordie" name of Tyneside (tin miners) of Newcastle on Tyne, NE England derive from this meaning.
I like this name, it's a classic. The only issue I have with it is I really couldn't see it on a little kid. I would definitely use it as a middle name though.
George Knightley, in Jane Austen's Emma, is a famous bearer of this name.
A famous bearer was George Gershwin, the composer of the 1924 classical song Rhapsody in Blue.
George O'Mally is a character in the brill tv show Greys Anatomy (and I love the name).
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.
"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.
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.
In Romanian it is pronounced /'ʤěor.ʤe/ according to IPA and I think is close to JOR-je in the BtN pronunciation key.
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.
Personally, I don't like it. But it's not that bad. It has a really cool definition! Plus, there is always the comedian George Lopez!
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.
George Ivan Morrison (better known as Van Morrison) the Irish singer, songwriter and musician.
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.
I adore the name George. I should - I named my son George. Baby George (as we call him) is gorgeous with red hair, peachy skin and blue eyes and he is the light of my life. George Harrison was a hunk too.
It's ridiculous to cut a name entirely based on your opinion of one person who bears it. And whoever above said this is not the place to dicuss your politics is absotlutely right! I don't come hear to read how much anyone loves or hates our current President. Take it somewhere else, please.That said, I also agree with the person who can't picture a little boy named George. It's a good, strong, traditional name. But I can't see calling a baby George. Still it would make a lovely middle name.
While everyone thinks of ol' Bushy, I think of the great George Washington.
The character George Milton is from John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.
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.
Famous bearer: Confederate general George Pickett, lead the infamous "Pickett's Charge" at Gettysburg.
It's no good to me since it reminds me of the American President Bush, the biggest bully on earth.
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.
Guys, this name means farmer, if you want your kid to go far in life, name him after a name that has a good meaning like a King or something, not a farmer, it's so odd.
Is there anything wrong with being a farmer? It's one of the world's oldest and most important occupations! What do kings do except sit on their bums!? I'm a worker (not farmer, though) child and proud of that! It would be worse to name your child something that meant "headman". I don't like this name because of Mr. Bush, not because it means "farmer".
So you don't think farmers are important, is that it? Farmers amount to nothing is what you're saying?But beyond that, I hate this name - even though I prefer George Weasley to Fred. It's just too boring for me.
George was the baseball star Babe Ruth's first name.
No matter how many good Georges are out there, I'll think of Shrub and go really violent.
The country singers George Jones and George Strait.
I really do not think this is the place to express your view on politics. The name itself is brilliant and this IS a name site.
Hah, I can't really say much about this name. Just makes me think of George W., which gets me really, really annoyed.
George McFly from the "Back to the Future" movies. :)
I have a soft spot for this name, even though it sounds like it would belong to a wrinkly old man, I just like it. It is the name of my sister's cat too and it really suits him.
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.
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.
This name sounds much prettier and just rolls off the tongue in French.
George Roger Waters was the real name of Roger Waters of Pink floyd.
Comedian George Carlin is a famous bearer.
I see this as an old fashioned name that isn't used much these days. In high school there was only one guy in a school of 1300 who had this name. At work now there is one guy my age named George and it just doesn't fit him. This is a name for someone of older generations.
I have never really liked the name George but I do like Georgia for girl.
Famous bearer is George Clooney, an Academy Award-winning American actor.
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!
Way too old fashioned for me. I just don't see the beauty in it.
George is the name of one of the main characters on the sitcom "Seinfeld". Also Curious George, everyone's favorite monkey.
A famous bearer is George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876).
In the British TV sitcom "George and Mildred", George is Mildred's lazy husband.
George makes me think of an old grandad. It's hard to imagine a little boy having this name, but you're not born as an adult.
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.
George Washington Carver was a wonderful scientist and inventor. George, a girl, is one of Nancy Drew's friends in the book series.
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.
Famous poet George Gordon, Lord Byron.
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.
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).
I personally think that it is a beautiful name and it reminds me of the Beatle George Harrison who was wonderfully talented.
Two other famous Georges include George Orwell (who wrote "1984" and "Animal Farm) and St. George (who famously slew a dragon).
George Lucas, film maker, creator of Star Wars and Indiana Jones.
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.
This was the name of Anne Boleyn's (wife of Henry XIII) brother.
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.
George is a short version of Georgeta. Georgeta to me is a name of beauty and should be pronounced geor-jet-a.
"George" now carries ugliness for me with George W. Bush as the president. I'll never think of the name "George" again without contempt.
Other famous bearers of the name George are George Michael & Boy 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.
Actually, George Washington WAS in fact the first President of the United States. The Articles of Confederation did not have an official presidential office like the modern Constitution does.

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