Baby name George
Meaning:farmer; earth worker
Description: Via Old French and Latin, comprised of words meaning ‘earth’ and ‘to work’, the name George was borne by a shadowy figure now the patron of England, Germany and Portugal. It is thought he may have been martyred in Palestine in the Diocletian persecution of Christians. The notion of dragon slaying is merely a medieval Italian mistruth. Popularity increased in the 15th century, bolstered by the appearance of George I as king of England in 1714. Famous bearers include George Clooney (actor), George Michael (singer), George ‘Babe’ Ruth (baseball) and George Bush (US president). George is also the name of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child, he is third in line to throne.
Statistics for George
From 1996 to 2015 the name 'George' was given to 82.840 Boys, representing 1,29% of the total 6.402.657 Boys registered since 1996.
Registrations by Year of name 'George'
This chart shows the registrations of name 'George' in England and Wales per year since 1996
It is possible to see that the registrations name 'George' varied from 3.479 to 4.869 per year.
Rank Popularity by Year of name 'George'
This chart shows the popularity of name 'George' in England and Wales per year since 1996
It is possible to see that name 'George' varied from rank 4 to 19.