Georgia Name Meaning & Origin

Georgia

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).

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Nicknames for Georgia

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

Meanings and history of the name Georgia

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

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

"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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