What Does “George” Mean?

George is one of the most popular names in the world. Saint George is one of the most popular saints in Christianity and also the patron of many states and countries (Engand, Portugal, Georgia, Catalonia, Aragon etc). Although we come across the name all the time most of us and even those that bare the name do not know what the name really means.

George is the English version of the Greek name Georgios (in Greek Γεώργιος). Georgios means ” the one that work the land”; in other words the farmer. The name is the combination of two words;  “Ge” (γη) meaning earth and ergon (έργον) meaning work. In Greek, the word for agriculture is georgia.

The name seems to have ancient Greek since it was used as a way to describe and designate god Zeus.

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