What does Genevieve mean?
Genevieve /ge-ne-vie-ve/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced JEN-a-veev. It is of French origin. Possibly means "people, tribe, woman", from the Celtic gen. Geneviève is the French version of the Latin name Genovefa used during the fifth century. Saint Genevieve, the patroness of Paris, was a fifth-century virgin who defended Paris against the invadsions of Attila the Hun and the Franks. Saint Genevieve of Brabant was a tenth-century woman who according to myth, was falsely accused by her husband of adultery. The story created much interest in the 19th century as told by Schumann in 1850 and Offenbach in an opera in 1859. Actress Genevieve Bujold.
Genevieve▲ has 19 variants: Gena▼, Genavieve, Geneva▼, Geneve, Geneveeve, Genevie, Genivee, Genivieve, Gennie, Genny, Genoveffa, Genovera, Genoveva▼, Gina▼, Ginevra, Janeva, Jenevieve, Jennie▼ and Jenny▼.
Related girl name: Guinevere.Kreatif forms: Ganevieve, Geneviege, Geneviene. [more]
How popular is Genevieve?
Genevieve is a very popular first name for females (#333 out of 4276, Top 8%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Genevieve for girls. Genevieve reached its highest rank of #80 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is at #210 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent varying forms of Genevieve (#210 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000 are Gena, Geneva, Genoveva, Gina, Jennie and Jenny (#822 in 2014). These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.5326%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.1383%, ▼74%), with forms such as Geneva, Genoveva, Gina, Jennie and Jenny becoming somewhat dated. Genevieve (#210) is the most chic birth name in this list, with this name enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Genevieve and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Genevieve▲ is pronounced similarly to Jenavieve. This name tends to be less frequently used than Genevieve.