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Name of an early saint, from Latin Georgius, from Ancient Greek Γεώργιος (Geṓrgios), from γεωργός (geōrgós, farmer, earth worker), from γῆ (, earth) (combining form γεω- (geō-)) + ἔργον (érgon, work).


Proper noun[edit]


  1. A male given name.
    • ~1594 William Shakespeare: Richard III: Act V, Scene III:
      Our ancient word of courage, fair Saint George, / Inspire us with the spleen of fiery dragons!
    • 1830 Mary Russell Mitford, Our Village: Fourth Series: Cottage Names:
      George and Charles are unlucky in this respect; they have no diminutives, and what a mouthful of monosyllables they are! names royal too, and therefore unshortened. A king must be of a very rare class who could afford to be called by shorthand;
    • 1977 Joyce Grenfell, Nursery School:
      George... don't do that!
  2. A patronymic surname​.
  3. A diminutive of the female given name Georgina or Georgia; also used in the conjoined name George Ann(e).
    • 1942 Enid Blyton, Five on a Treasure Island, Brockhampton Press (1974), ISBN 0340174927, page 18:
      'No,' she said, 'I'm not Georgina.' 'Oh!' said Anne, in surprise. 'Then who are you?' 'I'm George,' said the girl. 'I shall only answer if you call me George. I hate being a girl.'


  • Geo. (abbreviation)

Derived terms[edit]



George (plural Georges)

  1. (slang, archaic) A coin with King George's profile.
    Take the Georges, Pew, and don’t stand here squalling. — Robert Louis Stevenson.



From English George. Variant of the standard Swedish Georg. Both names ultimately derive from Ancient Greek Γεώργιος (Geṓrgios), name of a legendary dragon-slaying saint.

Proper noun[edit]

George c (genitive Georges)

  1. A male given name.