What does Geneva mean?
Geneva /gene-va/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Geneva is "juniper tree". May refer to the Swiss city or refer to the juniper tree, whose old Dutch name was "genever", hence "gin", which is flavored with juniper berries.
How popular is Geneva?
Geneva is a very prominent first name for women (#303 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#72905 out of 150436, Top 48%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Geneva for girls. Geneva reached its top position of #115 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Eva (#82 in 2014), Gena, Genevieve (#210) and Genoveva are the popular varying forms of Geneva. Usage of these girl names was at its peak during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5766%) and is now much less (usage 0.3416%, down 40.8%), with the versions Gena, Geneva and Genoveva becoming less trendy. Eva (#82) and Genevieve (#210) are two of the more chic names for newborns here, and there is also a rekindling in birth name popularity for both names. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Geneva and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)