Georgia Name Meaning & Origin


Pronunciation: JOHR-jə (key)

Origin of the name Georgia:

Latinate feminine form of George, which is ultimately derived from the Greek geōrgos (husbandman, earthworker, farmer).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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The feminine form of George

Country singer Zack Brown and his wife recently named their baby Georgia. Sweet Georgia Brown. Aww. I think It's a really beautiful southern name which I would use if I had roots in the south, too bad I was born in New Jersey.

Georgia may be used today to honor either the U.S. state of Georgia, or the country of Georgia (previously a part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). The latter's history can be traced back to the ancient kingdoms of Colchis and Iberia, and it was also one of the first countries to adopt Christianity as an official religion.

Georgia (along with George) is a very common name among Greek-speaking people.

I’m from Georgia. (country one)

Personal experiences with the name Georgia: | Edit

When I was in college, the girl in the dorm room next to mine was named Georgia. When the clock turned midnight on her 21st birthday, her boyfriend decided to blast every song with the word/name "Georgia" in it. I was okay with "Georgia on My Mind," then "Why, Georgia, Why?," then "Midnight Train to Georgia," but, oh my God, do you realize how many songs there are with the word "Georgia" in them? I had no idea. The ordeal went on for half an hour. It was an incredibly annoying night.

In my grade there are 2 Georgia's, and I know a lot of other Georgia's, it is a very common name.

My name is Georgia, and I'm 30 years old. To date, I have only met 7 other people with this name my entire life. I grew up in New England, where the name is quite rare. I've always loved it. It's old fashioned and feminine, but still a very strong, bold name. I was named after the British singer, Georgia Brown.

Hi! My name is Georgia!! I am 13 years old :) I was looking for baby names for a school project and so I thought I should look up my name. I live in Florida and there aren't many Georgia's here: I'm the only one in my school. I like my name, I would never change it. I'm named after my grandfather George. He has passed but my mom says I look a lot like him, and I do. So if you're looking for a good baby name, you've found one, along with Eliza, Caroline or Harrison. Those are my siblings names!! ;P

My name is Georgia. My sisters names are Chloe and Sophia. My middle name is Elizabeth. My mom named me Georgia because she liked it. I'm 12, by the way. I was going to be named Reagan, Vivian, or Phoebe, but it came to Georgia. I have never ever met anyone with this name, but now it is getting more and more popular, so who knows. But I'm homeschooled, so the chances of me meeting someone is low. I like my name, but as soon as my mom told me that I was gonna be named Vivian, I wish I was. But oh well. Georgia is quite a good name !

My name is Georgia Michelle named after my mom Chloe Michelle. I have two brothers named Lucas and Conlan. I have only met one other Georgia, but she went by Georgie most of the time. When I was younger my mom called me Jo and still to this day she uses the nickname once and awhile. Overall, I love my name.

Nicknames for Georgia: | Edit

Georgie, Gia, Gigi, Gi, George, Jojo,

Meanings and history of the name Georgia: | Edit

Georgia is the feminine form of the male name George, and means "farmer" or "worker of the earth". There are other feminine forms, such as Georgina, Georgiana, and Georgette, but Georgia remains the most popular.

Famous real-life people named Georgia: | Edit

St. Georgia of Clermont, nun and anchoress
Georgia O'Keeffe, American painter
Georgia Engel, American actress best known for her role as Georgette on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" in the 1970s.
Georgia Douglas Johnson, American poet of the Harlem Renaissance
Georgia Carroll, American singer and actress
Georgia Kokloni, Greek sprinter
Daughter of Harrison Ford
Daughter of Harry Connick Jr.
Daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall
Daughter of Bret Michaels
Georgia Sloan Brown (b. 2009), daughter of American country singer Zac Brown
Georgia Gracie Slovin (b. 2009), daughter of American stage and screen actress Amy Ryan
Georgia Geraldine Dane (b. 2011), daughter of American fashion model and television and film actress Rebecca Gayheart and American actor Eric Dane

Georgia in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Georgia on My Mind", a 1930 ballad popularized by Ray Charles and the official state song of Georgia.
"Why Georgia" by John Mayer
"Rainy Night in Georgia" is a song written by Tony Joe White in 1962 and popularized by R&B vocalist Brook Benton in 1970.
"Georgia Rain" by Joshua Kadison
"Georgia, Take me to the Sea" By Jaguar Love.
"Midnight Train to Georgia" by Jim Weatherly and popularized by Gladys Knight & the Pips in 1973.
"Sweet Georgia Brown" is a jazz standard written in 1925 by Ben Bernie & Maceo Pinkard (music) and Kenneth Casey (lyrics). It is best known today as the theme song of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team.
"Georgia " by Boz Skaggs on Silk Degrees LP

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