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Genevieve meaning and name origin
Genevieve \ge-nevie-ve, gen(e)-vieve\ as a girl's name is pronounced JEN-a-veev. It is of French origin. Possibly (Old German) "white wave" or (Celtic) "of the race of women". Saint Genevieve, the patroness of Paris, was a fifth-century virgin who defended Paris against the depredations of Attila the Hun, among others. Actress Genevieve Bujold.
For more information, see also the related name Guinevere.
Genevieve is also pronounced similarly to Jenavieve.
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Popularity of Genevieve
Genevieve is a very popular first name for females (#333 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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