Juris is a Latvian variant of George. George originates in Greek language and means "farming man". As a masculine given name it has been used over centuries, and in different spellings all over the world. Popular within royalty, it was borne by numerous princes, kings and emperors. More recently, the famous bearers include two former US Presidents, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, as well as George Clooney, an American actor.