Jørgen

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Low German Jürgen, from Middle Low German Jurian, from Latin Georgius, from Ancient Greek Γεώργιος (Geṓrgios). Cognate with German Jürgen, Swedish Göran, and English George.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈjœr.ən/, [ˈjœɒ̯̽n̩], [ˈjœɐ̯n̩]

Proper noun[edit]

Jørgen

  1. a male given name
    Sankt Jørgen — Saint George

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Swedish: Jörgen

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 94 556 males with the given name Jørgen have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Middle Low German, from Latin Georgius, from Ancient Greek Γεώργιος (Geṓrgios). equivalent of the modern German Jürgen and English George. First recorded as a given name in Norway in the 14th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Jørgen

  1. a male given name

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, →ISBN
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 10 933 males with the given name Jørgen living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1990s. Accessed on April 29th, 2011.