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Polish form of GEORGE.

GEORGE   male   English, Romanian
From the Greek name Γεωργιος (Georgios) which was derived from the Greek word γεωργος (georgos) meaning "farmer, earthworker", itself derived from the elementsγη (ge) "earth" and εργον (ergon) "work". Saint George was a 3rd-century Roman soldier from Palestine who was martyred during the persecutions of emperor Diocletian. Later legends describe his defeat of a dragon, with which he was often depicted in medieval art.

Initially Saint George was primarily revered by Eastern Christians, but returning crusaders brought stories of him to Western Europe and he became the patron of England, Portugal, Catalonia and Aragon. The name was rarely used in England until the German-born George I came to the British throne in the 18th century. Five subsequent British kings have borne the name.

Other famous bearers include two kings of Greece, the composer George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), the first president of the United States, George Washington (1732-1797), and the Pacific explorer George Vancouver (1757-1798). This was also the pen name of authors George Eliot (1819-1880) and George Orwell (1903-1950), real names Mary Anne Evans and Eric Arthur Blair respectively.
EQUIVALENTS
ALBANIAN: Gjergj
ANCIENT GREEK: Georgios, Georgius
ARMENIAN: Gevorg, Kevork
BASQUE: Gorka
BULGARIAN: Georgi
CATALAN: Jordi
CORNISH: Jory
CROATIAN: Đurađ, Đuro, Juraj
CZECH: Jiří
DANISH: Georg, Jørgen
DUTCH: Joeri, Joris, Jurgen, Jurriaan, Sjors
ENGLISH: George
ESPERANTO: Georgo
ESTONIAN: Georg
FINNISH: Jyri, Jyrki, Yrjänä
FRENCH: Georges
FRISIAN: Joris
GALICIAN: Xurxo
GEORGIAN: Giorgi, Iuri
GERMAN: Georg
GREEK: Georgios, Giorgos, Yiorgos, Yorgos
HUNGARIAN: György
ICELANDIC: Georg
IRISH: Seoirse
ITALIAN: Giorgio
LATVIAN: Georgijs, Georgs, Juris
LITHUANIAN: Jurgis
LOW GERMAN: Jürgen
MACEDONIAN: Gjorgji, Gorgi
MALAYALAM: Geevarghese
MEDIEVAL LOW GERMAN: Jurian
MEDIEVAL SCANDINAVIAN: Yrian
MEDIEVAL SLAVIC: Georgei
NORWEGIAN: Georg, Gøran, Jørgen, Ørjan
PORTUGUESE: Jorge
ROMANIAN: George, Gheorghe
RUSSIAN: Georgiy, Georgy, Yegor, Yuri, Yuriy
SCOTTISH: Deòrsa, Seòras
SERBIAN: Djordje, Djuradj, Djuro, Đorđe, Đurađ, Đuro
SLOVAK: Juraj
SLOVENE: Jurij
SORBIAN: Jurij
SPANISH: Jorge
SWEDISH: Georg, Göran, Jöran, Jörgen, Örjan
UKRAINIAN: Yuri, Yuriy
WELSH: Siôr, Siors, Siorus
DIMINUTIVES AND SHORT FORMS
CROATIAN: Jure, Jurica, Juro
DANISH: Jørg, Jørn
ENGLISH: Geordie, Georgie
FINNISH: Yrjö
GEORGIAN: Goga
GERMAN: Jockel, Jörg
HUNGARIAN: Gyuri
ITALIAN: Gino, Giorgino
MALAYALAM: Varghese
NORWEGIAN: Jørg, Jørn
POLISH: Jurek
PORTUGUESE: Jorginho
RUSSIAN: Yura
SLOVENE: Jure, Jurica
UKRAINIAN: Yura
FEMININE FORMS
AFRICAN AMERICAN: Lagina
BULGARIAN: Gergana
CROATIAN: Đurađa, Đurđa, Đurđica
CZECH: Jiřina
DUTCH: Georgina
ENGLISH: Geena, Gena, Georgeanna, Georgene, Georgia, Georgiana, Georgie, Georgina, Gina, Jorja
FRENCH: Georgette, Georgine, Gigi
GERMAN: Georgina
GREEK: Georgia
HUNGARIAN: Györgyi, Györgyike
ITALIAN: Gina, Giorgia, Giorgina
ROMANIAN: Georgeta
SERBIAN: Djuradja, Đurađa
SPANISH: Georgina
OTHER FORMS
DUTCH: Yorick
ENGLISH: Yorick
LITERATURE: Yorick