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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.


Geneva has 18 variants: Gena, Genever, Genevia, Genevra, Genevre, Genovefa, Genoveffa, Genoveva, Ginebra, Ginevra, Ginevre, Janeva, Janevra, Jenovefa, Jineeva, Jineva, Joneva and Jonevah.

Related girl name: Eva.

Geneva has 12 more different relations via Genevieve, Genevra, Jennifer: Geneve, Genevie, Genivee, Genivra, Genna, Genni, Gennie, Genny, Genovera, Gina, Jena and Jenna.

Kreatif forms: Ganeva, Geneda, Genega. [more]

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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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Geneva name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Geneva outside U.S.

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.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Geneva, Eva, Gena, Genevieve, Genoveva in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gina, Jena, Jenna, Jennifer, Juniper in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eva, Jenna, Jennifer outside U.S.

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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.