Gheorghe Name Meaning & Origin

Gheorghe

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Origin of the name George:

Derived from the Greek geōrgos (earthworker, farmer), which is composed from the elements gē (earth) and ergein (to work).

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Romanian form of George

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Gigi, Ghiţă

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Saint George was a soldier in the Roman army who later became venerated as a Christian martyr.
Saint George became an officer in the Roman army in the Guard of Diocletian, who ordered his death for failing to recant his Christian faith.
In hagiography, Saint George is one of the most venerated saints in the Catholic Church (Latin and East-ern), Anglican, Orthodox, East Syria, and Mia-physite Churches.
He is immortalized in the myth of Saint George and the Dragon and is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.
His memorial, Saint George's Day, is traditionally celebrated on the Julian date of 23 April, and he is re-garded as one of the most prominent military saints. Many countries, cities, professions and organisations claim Saint George as their patron, most famously England.

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