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Genever

What does Genever mean?

Genever Pronunciation of Genever [gen-ev-er] as a girls' name is of Old French and Welsh origin, and the name Genever means "juniper tree; fair and smooth". Genever is an alternate form of Geneva (Old French): name of the Swiss city. Genever is also a variation of Guinevere (Welsh). Genever is also used as a derivative of Jennifer (Welsh).

Associated with: tree, fair (beautiful), smooth (gentle).

Variations

Genever has 4 variants: Genevre, Geniver, Gennivre and Ginevre.

23 more related forms via Geneva, Guinevere, Jennifer: Genevia, Genevieve, Genevra, Genifer, Geniffer, Genivra, Gennie, Gennifer, Genovefa, Genoveva, Ginevra, Guenever, Guenevere, Gueniver, Guinever, Gwenevere, Gweniver, Jenefer, Jeneffer, Jenifer, Jennefer, Jenniver and Jenyfer.

Creative forms:
(female) Geever, Gerever, ..

(male) Genevon, Genger, ..

Middle name pairings:
Genever Hailey (G.H.), ..

How popular is Genever?

Genever is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Genever is an equivalently uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Genever (not ranked) are Geneva (#1219 last year), Genevia, Genevieve (#182), Genevra, Gennie, Genoveva, Guinevere (#1336), Jenifer, Jennefer and Jennifer (#252). Other variants, like Ginevre, are seldom used. These relations of Genever reached the peak of their popularity in the 1970s (median #1329) and are now significantly less common (#1498, down 95.2%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Geneva, Genevia, Genevieve, Genevra, Gennie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Genoveva, Guinevere, Jenifer, Jennefer, Jennifer in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Demeter, Geegee, Genae, Gene, Genesia, Genesies (see Genesis), Genesis, Genessa, Genette, Geneve, Geneveeve, Genevie, Genie, Genivee, Genovera, Ginger, Ginjer (see Ginger), Gleneen, Glenene, Greer and Gunnvor. These names tend to be more frequently used than Genever.

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