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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.
Genevieve has 17 variant forms: Gena, Genavieve, Geneva, Geneve, Geneveeve, Genevie, Genivee, Genivieve, Gennie, Genny, Genovera, Genoveva, Gina, Janeva, Jenevieve, Jennie and Jenny.
For more information, see also the related name Guinevere.
Baby names that sound like Genevieve are Jenavieve and Jennavieve.
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Popularity of Genevieve
Genevieve is a very popular first name for women (#333 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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