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Jorge is a Spanish and Portuguese given name, equivalent to the English George. It is derived from the Greek γεωργός (georgos), meaning "farmer" or "earth-worker".[1]

PronunciationPortuguese: [ˈʒɔɾʒ(ɨ)]
Spanish: [ˈxoɾxe]
GenderMale
Language(s)Portuguese and Spanish
Word/nameGreek
Related namesGeorge, Georgia

The Latin form Georgius had been rarely given in Western Christendom since at least the 6th century. The popularity of the name however develops from around the 12th century, in Occitan in the form Jordi, and it becomes popular at European courts after the publication of the Golden Legend in the 1260s.

The West Iberian form Jorge is on record as the name of Jorge de Lencastre, Duke of Coimbra (1481–1550).

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  1. ^ Albaigès, Josep M.; Olivart, J.M.A. (1993). Diccionario de nombres de personas (in Spanish). Universitat de Barcelona. p. 149. ISBN 978-84-475-0264-6. Retrieved 15 September 2018.