Well, Kolkhis (კოლხეთი/Kolkheti in grg.) was one of two ancient Georgian kingdoms, the other being Iveria (ქართლი/Kartli in grg.).ireney said:Γεώργ like this means nothing.
The name Γεωργία (Georgia) can either be the female of the name George or the country Georgia. This only happens to sound like Γεωργός,Γεωργία (see below). The ancient Greeks called the area Κολχίς (Kolhis).
That's odd. Wikipedia tells Georgia comes from Greek. The old Persian name, Gurji, used (in other forms) in Arabian, Russian, Turkish and all other eastern countries is also supposed to be derrived from greek.We transcribed the modern name from the English Georgia who themselves took it from the Russians I think (who in turn took it from another language I suppose).
a.The name George comes from the name Γεώργιος (female Γεωργία).
b.The name Γεώργιος comes from the word γεωργός meaning he who cultivates the earth, agriculturer (γεωργία being agriculture,farming ).
c. Γεωργός comes from the words γα/γη + έργον (earth and work).
Γεωργός is ancient Greek but has remained unchanged throught the ages in the Greek language
sureHope that helps
Not odd at all, Wikipedia is a never-ending work and it has for sure many wrong or imprecise info, as well some surprisingly good articles that one may only identify if knowing well that field of knowledge.That's odd. Wikipedia tells Georgia comes from Greek
From what I heard from Georgian people, Gruzia is a name given by the Russians, and many of them consider it even offensive (although, sure, not every Russian speaker using it has any intention to offend at all, since it is now the standard Russian usage). I cannot recall what the exact origin of the name is, but what is certain is that Georgian themselves neither call their country Georgia nor Gruzia.I understand that another name of Georgia is Gruzia/Gruzinia, and I wonder what the origin of this name is