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pinWhat 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".

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 46 more different relations via Genevieve, Genevra, Jennifer: Genavieve, Geneve, Geneveeve, Genevie, Genifer, Geniffer, Genivee, Genivieve, Genivra, Genna, Genni, Gennie, Gennifer, Gennifur, Gennivre, Genny, Genovera, Gina, Jeffie, Jen, Jena, Jenefer, Jeneffer, Jenevieve, Jeni, Jenifer, Jeniffer, Jenifre, Jenipher, Jenn, Jenna, Jennafer, Jenne, Jennee, Jennefer, Jenneffer, Jenney, Jenni, Jennica, Jennie, Jennifeur, Jenniffer, Jenniver, Jenny, Jennyfer and Jenyfer.

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

pinHow 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)

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, Jenifer, Jenna (#266), Jennie, Jennifer (#220), Jenny (#822) and Juniper (#490) are the popular varying forms of Geneva. Forms like Jenniver are uncommon. Adoption of these girl names was at its peak during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.5316%) and is now much less (usage 0.3008%, 43.4%), with versions like Gina, Jena, Jenifer, Jennie and Jenny becoming somewhat dated. The most fashionable girl names in this compilation are Eva (#82), Genevieve (#210), Jenna (#266), Jennifer (#220) and Juniper (#490), and there is also a rekindling in birth name popularity for Eva and Genevieve. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Geneva and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gina, Jena, Jenifer, Jenna, Jennie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jennifer, Jenny, Juniper in U.S.

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

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Geneva is pronounced similarly to Jeneva and Jenneva. These names tend to be less frequently used than Geneva.