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Origin of the name GEORGE.
Etymology of the name GEORGE.
Meaning of the baby name GEORGE.

  

GEORGE.  English form of Greek Georgios (q.v.), meaning "farmer, husbandman."  In Wales it often represents Urien (heavenly). (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).  Usage:  America, Australia, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales.

George a-Green.  The subject of an English prose romance entitled "The History of George a-Green, Pindar of the town of Wakefield."  In its MS. form, it is supposed to be as old as the days of Queen Elizabeth.  "Pindar" is a corruption of pinner, or penner, that is, keeper of the public pen or pound for the confinement of estrays. (A Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction, Wheeler, 1889)

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