The name George is one of the most popular names for baby boys in both the UK and also the United States. In 2019, it was the second most popular name for American baby boys. There are a lot of famous Britons and Americans with the name George, including George Michael, George Washington, George Clooney, George Martin and George Lucas.
Here are some other fun facts about the name George.
1. The name George comes from the Greek word "georgos," which means "farmer."
2. Saint George is the patron saint of England.
3. The name George was used by six English kings.
4. "Georgie Porgie" is a nursery rhyme about a boy called George who kissed the girls and made them cry.
5. "George of the Jungle" is a 1997 Disney movie about a jungle man who was raised by apes.
6. There have been two American presidents named George: George Washington and George W. Bush.
7. "Georgesaurus" is a type of dinosaur that lived during the Cretaceous period.
8. "Georgelina" is a type of spider that is found in Australia.
9. "Mr. Georges" is an 3D educational children's game about a benevolent monster who helps children learn shapes and colours.
10. "My Friend Georgie" is a book series about a young girl and her best friend, a monkey named Georgie. So George has a feminine usage too, (Georgie, Georgina).
This name has been popular for centuries and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. Plus, there are plenty of famous faces to help inspire you, from Prime Ministers and presidents to Hollywood A-listers. Whether you're looking for royalty or just a nice, down-to-earth name, George is definitely a great name to have.
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