From Hull AWE
Geo: is a short form of the forename George. There are two main types of such shortenings: they are convenient for writing, e.g. in lists; or they are essentially spoken pet-names, and thus informal. (See Conventional abbreviations for forenames.)
|Short form||Long form||Informal or written||Other short forms||Remarks|
|Geo:||George||written||Geo||Informal forms: Geordie; Dod(die)|
- Note that any informal form may be spelled in different ways. Notably, any spelling listed that ends in '-ie' may be written with the ending '-y', and vice versa.
- Note that the conventional written abbreviation has nothing to do with the etymological element geo-, meaning 'of the earth' (as in 'geography' and 'geology').