Between 1880 and 2022 there were 2,238 births of General in the countries below, which represents an average of 16 births of children bearing the first name General per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 0 birth.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom General   
In Italiano Nome General   

Information about the first name General

The first name General has been assigned to:
100.00% to boys
0.00% to girls
The country where the first name General is the most common is:
US United State of America
This first name is on trend: Male
This first name has 7 letters including 3 vowels and 4 consonants

Anagrams of the first name General

An anagram is a word that contains the same letters of another word. Here is the list of first names which are an anagram of General : Erlange, Garleen, Garlene, Geralen, Gerlane, Lagrène, Raengel

General in Japanese *

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General in binary language

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Origin and meaning of name General

US English
Etymology src :
  • From Middle English general, in turn from Anglo-Norman general, generall, Middle French general, and their source, Latin generālis, from genus (“class, kind”) + -ālis (“-al”); thus morphologically parallel with, and a doublet of, generic.
Etymology src :
  • Capitalization of general.
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • General (plural Generals)
  • (military) The military officer title.
Etymology (Proper noun) src :
  • General
  • (informal, medicine) Short for General Hospital or X General Hospital (where X is a stand-in for another part of the name), a common hospital name.
Adverb src :
Alternative forms src :
  • generall (chiefly archaic)
Anagrams src :
  • enlarge, gleaner, reangle
Pronunciation src :
  • (UK, US) enPR: jĕnʹ(ə)rəl, IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɛn.(ə.)ɹəl/
  • Rhymes: (US) -ɛnəɹəl
  • Hyphenation: gene‧ral, (chiefly US) gen‧er‧al
Verb src :
  • general (third-person singular simple present generals, present participle generalling or generaling, simple past and past participle generalled or generaled)
  • To lead (soldiers) as a general.
Adjective (Antonyms) src :
  • (involving every part or member): particular, specific; see also Thesaurus:specific
  • (prevalent or widespread): abnormal, uncommon
Adjective (Related terms) src :
Adjective (Synonyms) src :
  • (involving every part or member): broad, generic; see also Thesaurus:generic
  • (prevalent or widespread): typical; see also Thesaurus:common
Noun (Coordinate terms) src :
  • (insurance industry): health, life, pensions
Noun (Hyponyms) src :
Noun (See also) src :
  • hetman
Noun (Usage notes) src :
  • When used as a title, it is always capitalized.
  • Example: General John Doe.The rank corresponds to pay grade O-10. Abbreviations: GEN.
Middle English
Etymology src :
  • From a mixture of Anglo-Norman general, Middle French general, and Latin generālis.
Adjective src :
  • general
  • universal, complete
  • comprehensive, wide-ranging
  • general, widely useable or applicable
  • common, widely present
Alternative forms src :
  • generall, generale
Noun src :
  • general (plural generals)
  • genus, class, group
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /dʒɛnəˈraːl/, /ˈdʒɛnəral/
Adjective (Derived terms) src :
  • generally
Adjective (Descendants) src :
Old French
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from Latin generālis.
Adjective src :
  • general m (oblique and nominative feminine singular generale)
  • general (not limited in use or application; applicable to the whole or every member of a class or category)
Noun src :
  • general m (oblique plural generaus or generax or generals, nominative singular generaus or generax or generals, nominative plural general)
  • (military) general
Adjective (Descendants) src :
Etymology src :
  • Ellipsis of General Hospital.
Noun src :
  • general m (definite singular generalen, indefinite plural generaler, definite plural generalene)
  • (military) a general
ES Spanish
Etymology src :
Adjective src :
  • general m or f (masculine and feminine plural generales)
  • general, overall
Noun src :
  • general f (plural generales)
  • (informal, in the plural) general elections
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /xeneˈɾal/ [xe.neˈɾal]
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Syllabification: ge‧ne‧ral
Noun (Descendants) src :
  • → Cebuano: heneral
  • → Tagalog: heneral
PT Portuguese
Etymology src :
  • Learned borrowing from Latin generālis. Doublet of geral.
Noun src :
  • general m (plural generais, feminine generala, feminine plural generalas)
  • (military) general
Pronunciation src :
Noun (Descendants) src :
  • → Tetum: jenerál
SE Swedish
Etymology src :
Noun src :
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /jɛn(ɛ)ˈrɑːl/
Noun (Descendants) src :
  • → Finnish: kenraali
RO Romanian
Etymology src :
Adjective src :
  • general m or n (feminine singular generală, masculine plural generali, feminine and neuter plural generale)
  • general
Noun src :
  • general m (plural generali)
  • general
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /d͡ʒe.neˈral/
DK Danish
Noun src :
  • general c (singular definite generalen, plural indefinite generaler)
  • general
DE German
Etymology src :
Noun src :
  • General m (strong, genitive Generales or Generals, plural Generäle or Generale, feminine Generälin or Generalin)
  • (military) general (officer in any general rank)
  • (military) general (officer in a specific general rank, usually the highest)
  • (Roman Catholicism) general (head of an order)
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˌɡe(ː).nəˈʁaːl/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˌɡɛ.nəˈʁaːl/ (alternative in common speech)
  • Rhymes: -aːl
Noun (Derived terms) src :
  • Brigadegeneral
  • Generalfeldmarschall
  • Generalität
  • Generalleutnant
  • Generalmajor
  • Generaloberst
  • Ordensgeneral
Noun (Descendants) src :
  • → Bulgarian: генера́л (generál)
  • Russian: генера́л (generál) (see there for further descendants)
  • → Serbo-Croatian: general, генерал
  • → Slovene: general
  • → Swedish: general→ Finnish: kenraali
NO Norwegian Nynorsk
Noun src :
  • general m (definite singular generalen, indefinite plural generalar, definite plural generalane)
  • (military) a general
NO Norwegian Bokmål
Noun (Derived terms) src :
  • generalguvernør

Popularity of the name General

Number of GENERAL births per year

Total births of General by country

Births with the first name General
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2022
1980 - 2022

Comments on the name General

Personalities with the first name General

There are 2 personalities with the first name General


Military personnel

Gigi Gryce
(George General Grice Jr.) src

United states of america
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Film Actors and Actresses with the first name General

There are 17 actors and actresses with the first name General
General Fermon Judd Jr.
General S. James
General Blackery
General Duze
General Tioulong
General Sterling Price
General Bastard
General Von Pfuel
General Dil Agha
General Public
General Levy
General Trifilio Estevez
General Ofg
General Smith Jr.
General Lee
General White
General March

Rankings of first name GENERAL by country

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