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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}}{{#invoke:Side box|main}} George is a widespread given name, derived from Greek Γεώργιος (Geōrgios){{#invoke:Category handler|main}} also known as Jurayj or جورايج in Arabic) through the Latin Georgius{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}. While it is commonly a masculine name, in English it is also sometimes given as a feminine name. Its popularity is due to the widespread veneration of the Christian military saint Saint George (George of Lydda c. 275/281–303).

The name derives in origin from the name of Zeus Georgos, worshipped as a god of crops in Ancient Athens. The Greek word γεωργός (geōrgos) means "husbandman, farmer, tiller" (lit. "earth-worker").<ref>a compound formed by the words γῆ (), "earth", "soil" and ἔργον (ergon), "work". γεωργός, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus γῆ, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus ἔργον, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus</ref> Jurayj (جورايج) is an Arabic transliteration of the name "George" or "Georgius".<ref>https://books.google.co.in/books?id=xWYWAAAAQBAJ&pg=PA20&lpg=PA20&dq=jurayj+george&source=bl&ots=_-84pxASJR&sig=YwUyPYvGaXU3v4xgT8jkvtK9H0k&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CD8Q6AEwCWoVChMIzpup4JLHyAIVihuOCh252AJC#v=onepage&q=jurayj%20george&f=false</ref><ref>https://books.google.co.in/books?id=iiegAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA282&lpg=PA282&dq=jurayj+george&source=bl&ots=YuJfUcBEZi&sig=dqcbF6n_00MsbxQmDzJ7ThHJf2A&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCkQ6AEwA2oVChMIzpup4JLHyAIVihuOCh252AJC#v=onepage&q=jurayj%20george&f=false</ref>


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