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International Variations of George

George is one of those classic baby names that bridges many cultures and languages, each of which feature of variation on the name. Here, the international variations of the baby name George.
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GeorgeHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek
  • Meaning:

    "farmer"
  • Description:

    Iconoclasts though we may be, we like Fred, we like Frank, and we like George, which was among the Top 10 from 1830 to 1950, when the number of little Georges started to decline. Solid, strong, royal and saintly, yet friendly and unpretentious, we think that George is in prime position for a comeback, especially since it was chosen by Britain's royal couple.

GiorgioHeart

  • Origin:

    Italian variation of George
  • Meaning:

    "farmer"
  • Description:

    Giorgio as is rich in meaning and history as George, but with more Italian flair. It's a consistent Top 50 hit in Italy, and with Italian boy names like Gianni and Lorenzo rising through the charts, could be another one to add to the mix.

    The best-known modern bearer is fashion designer Giorgio Armani.

JordiHeart

  • Origin:

    Catalan variation of George
  • Description:

    To the American ear, Jordi seems like a nickname for Jordan, which means this popular name from Spain could certainly cross cultures.

YuriHeart

  • Origin:

    Russian variation of George
  • Description:

    Common Russian name familiarized here via cosmonaut Yury Gagarin and a character in Dr. Zhivago, but we don't see it ever gaining permanent resident status.

JoryHeart

  • Origin:

    Cornish variant of George, or diminutive of Jordan
  • Description:

    A rarely-used name even in its native Cornwall, Jory nevertheless feels very wearable, thanks to its similarity to familiar picks like Rory, Corey and Joey. Jory Cassel is a minor character in the first season of Game of Thrones.
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GeordieHeart

  • Origin:

    British English demonym
  • Description:

    Though it looks, to the untrained American eye, like a yoonek spelling of Jordy, Geordie actually refers to people from Tyneside in Northeast England and the local dialect there. To give you a sense of what it implies to Brits, Geordie Shore is British MTV's long-running answer to Jersey Shore.

JorgeHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish and Portuguese variation of George
  • Description:

    The classic Jorge is one of the most popular and classic Spanish names for boys in the US. Some Latine families pronounce it the same way as George.

JorisHeart

  • Origin:

    Dutch variation of George
  • Meaning:

    "farmer"
  • Description:

    A fresh Dutch take on George, although you’re likely to get pronunciation errors upon first meetings.

JorgenHeart

  • Origin:

    Danish variation of George
  • Description:

    Anglicizing it to a phonetic pronunciation might make it easier.
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GeorgiHeart

  • Origin:

    Russian variation of George
  • Description:

    Spelling it with a double I -- GEORGII -- makes it ultradistinctive, and less a generic Georgie.

JerzyHeart

  • Origin:

    Polish variation of George
  • Meaning:

    "farmer"
  • Description:

    Writer Jerzy Kosinski put this foreign variation on the U. S. name map.
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JuroHeart

  • Origin:

    Croatian, Japanese
  • Meaning:

    "earth worker; tenth son"
  • Description:

    A Croatian form of George, and also a lively Japanese name traditionally given to the tenth son.
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JurgenHeart

  • Origin:

    Dutch variation of George
  • Meaning:

    "farmer"

JormaHeart

  • Origin:

    Finnish, variation of Jeremiah
  • Description:

    Rarely heard in the US, but borne by Jorma Taccone an actor featured on the TV series Girls., who was named after the Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen. Taccone--who plays Booth Jonathan on the show-- has been quoted as saying, "I grew up in Berkeley and my parents were hippies, obviously, since my name is Jorma.
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GyuriHeart

  • Description:

    The Hungarian version of George.
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YushaHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "God is salvation"
  • Description:

    Arabic form of Joshua
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GiorgosHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of George, Greek
  • Meaning:

    "farmer"
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