What does Geneva mean?
Geneva /gene-va/ as a girls' name is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Geneva is "juniper tree".
Name of the Swiss city; a form of Genevra, Italian variant of Genevieve; or a Germanic form of Juniper. The name may also refer to the juniper tree, whose old Dutch name was genever, hence gin, which is flavored with juniper berries. Also possibly a variant of Jennifer.
Related girl name: Eva.more]
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 Baby Names, 2014)
Eva (#82 in 2014), Gena, Genevieve (#210), Genoveva, Gina, Jena, Jenna (#266), Jennifer (#220) and Juniper (#490) are the popular varying forms of Geneva. Other forms, like Genni, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Geneva was more pronounced among parents about 3 decades ago (usage of 0.48%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.37%, ▼23%), with versions like Gena becoming less trendy. Eva is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Jennifer appears to be gaining favor too.
Thinking of names?
Geneva▼ is pronounced similarly to Jeneva and Jenneva. Other recommended similar baby names are Akeeva, Bellva, Belva▼, Eeva, Gaiea, Galea, Galena, Gana, Geela, Geelah, Geelan, Geena, Geenia, Geenya, Geerda, Geeta, Geila, Geleexa, Gelila, Gelya, Genae, Genara, Genaya, Gene▼, Geneesta, Genesia, Genesis▲, Genessa, Genette, Genia, Genie▼, Genisa, Genisia, Genista, Geniver, Genya, Geonna, Gerda▼, Gerica, Gerika, Gerta, Gevira, Ginella, Ginetta, Ginia, Ginna, Gisela, Gizela, Glenda▼, Gleneen, Glenene, Godiva, Greeta, Guenever, Guenna, Gwenita, Gwenna, Gwenora, Jieva, Keeva, Leneta, Melva▼, Neiva, Neneca, Neva▼, Reeva, Seneca, Seneka, Sheva, Treva▼, Veeva, Venesa and Zeeva. These names tend to be less frequently used than Geneva.