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What does Genavieve mean?

Genavieve Pronunciation of Genavieve [genavieve] as a name for girls is of French derivation. Genavieve is an alternate spelling of Genevieve (French): possibly means "people, tribe, woman".


Genavieve has 2 variants: Geneveeve and Genivieve.

5 more related forms via Genevieve: Geneve, Genevie, Genivee, Genoveva and Jenevieve.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Genavieve Lennon (G.L.), ..

How popular is Genavieve?

Genavieve is an unusual first name for females. Genavieve is an unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Genevieve (#182 from recent data), Genoveva and Genevie are the popular alternative forms of Genavieve (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Genivee, are seldom used. These forms of Genavieve were popular as baby names in the 1910s (usage of 0.24%) and are somewhat less common today (usage 0.12%, down 49%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Genevie, Genevieve, Genoveva in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Genavieve and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Genavieve is pronounced similarly to Jenavieve and Jennavieve. Other recommended names are Genae, Genesies (see Genesis), Geneva, Genever, Genevia, Genevre, Genie, Geniver, Gennie, Gennivre, Genovefa, Genovera, Geradine, Geraldene, Guenevere and Gwenevere. These names tend to be more commonly used than Genavieve.

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