George Woodring in the US

  1. #1,269,069 George Wilde
  2. #1,269,070 George Winchester
  3. #1,269,071 George Wingard
  4. #1,269,072 George Withrow
  5. #1,269,073 George Woodring
  6. #1,269,074 George Worsham
  7. #1,269,075 George Wyant
  8. #1,269,076 George Zayas
  9. #1,269,077 George Zhou
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Meaning & Origins

Via Old French and Latin, from Greek Georgios (a derivative of geōrgos ‘farmer’, from gē ‘earth’ + ergein ‘to work’). This was the name of several early saints, including the shadowy figure who is now the patron of England (as well as of Germany and Portugal). If the saint existed at all, he was perhaps martyred in Palestine in the persecutions of Christians instigated by the Emperor Diocletian at the beginning of the 4th century. The popular legend in which the hero slays a dragon is a medieval Italian invention. He was for a long time a more important saint in the Orthodox Church than in the West, and the name was not much used in England during the Middle Ages, even after St George came to be regarded as the patron of England in the 14th century. Its use increased from the 1400s, and by 1500 it was regularly among the most popular male names. This popularity was reinforced when George I came to the throne in 1714, bringing this name with him from Germany. It has been one of the most popular English boys' names ever since.
31st in the U.S.
English: topographic name for someone who lived in a wood, from an unattested Old English word wuduring, a derivative of wudu ‘wood’ (see Wood).
6,560th in the U.S.

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