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.Creative forms:
(female) Ganeva, Genega, ..
(male) Genegar, Genepe, .. Middle name pairings:
Geneva Navy (G.N.), ..
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)
Geneva reached its top position of #113 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is presently at #1219. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Eva (#75 in 2015), Gena, Genevia, Genevie, Genevieve (#182), Genevra, Genna, Gennie, Genoveva, Gina (#1967), Jena, Jenna (#298), Jennifer (#252) and Juniper (#429) are the popular varying forms of Geneva (#1219 in 2015). Other forms, like Genovera, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Geneva was more pronounced among parents 5 decades ago (usage of 4.6%) and is now much diminished (usage 0.6%, ▼87%), with versions like Geneva becoming less trendy. Eva is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Juniper appears to be gaining favor too.
Geneva▼ is pronounced similarly to Jeneva and Jenneva. Other recommended names are Akeeva, Bellva, Belva▼, Eeva, Gaiea, Galea, Galena, Gana, Geela, Geelah, Geelan, Geena, Geenia, Geenya, Geerda (see Gerda), 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 (see Guinevere), 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.See names in meaning and etymology.