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".
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.
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]
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), 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)