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Geniver

What does Geniver mean?

Geniver Pronunciation of Geniver [geniv-er] as a name for girls has its root in Welsh, and the meaning of Geniver is "fair and smooth". Geniver is a version of Guinevere (Welsh).

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

Variations

Geniver has 1 variant: Genever.

14 more alternative forms via Guinevere: Genevra, Geniffer, Genivra, Gennie, Gennifer, Guenever, Guenevere, Gueniver, Guinever, Gwenevere, Gweniver, Janifer, Jenifer and Jennifer.

Creative forms:
(female) Ganiver, Genive, ..

(male)

Middle name pairings:
Geniver Caitlyn (G.C.), ..

How popular is Geniver?

Geniver is an unusual first name for women. Geniver is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Geniver (outside Top 2000) are Jennifer (#252 last year), Guinevere (#1336), Gennie, Jenifer and Genevra. These forms of Geniver were favored as birth names in the 1970s (average #1261) and have become much less popular since (#1517, down 98%), with versions such as Jennifer becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Genevra, Gennie, Guinevere, Jenifer, Jennifer in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Geniver is alike in pronunciation to Genevre, Gennivre and Jenniver. Other suggested similar names are Genae, Gene, Geneva, Geneve, Genevia, Genevie, Genia, Genie, Genifer (see Jennifer), Genisa, Genisia, Genisis, Genista, Genivee, Genivieve, Gennifur, Genovefa, Genovera, Genoveva, Gerie, Ginger, Ginjer (see Ginger), Glenice, Glenine, Grier, Gunnvor, Jenefer, Jeniffer, Jenipher, Jenyfer (see Jennifer) and Juniper. These names tend to be more commonly used than Geniver.

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