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Yorick

Yorick is an English variant of Danish and Norwegian Jørg, a short form of Jørgen, from Jürgen, a Low German form of English name George derived from Greek name Georgios meaning “earthworker, farmer” from Greek elements ge (earth) and ergon (work). Yorick is a character in Shakespeare’s Hamlet; he is a dead court jester whose skull is dug up.

Origin: Ancient Greek, Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Yorrick (English)
  • Yoric (English)
  • Yorric (English)

 

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