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What does Genivieve mean?

Genivieve Pronunciation of Genivieve [genivieve] as a name for girls is of French origin. Genivieve is an alternate form of Genevieve (French): possibly means "people, tribe, woman".


Genivieve has 2 variants: Genavieve and Geneveeve.

5 more alternative forms via Genevieve: Geneve, Genevie, Genivee, Genoveva and Jenevieve.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Genivieve Leen (G.L.), ..

How popular is Genivieve?

Genivieve is a rare first name for women. Genivieve is a rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Genivieve (outside Top 2000) are Genevie, Genevieve (#182 last year) and Genoveva. These relations of Genivieve were at the top of their popularity a century ago (usage of 0.24%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.12%, 49%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Genevie, Genevieve, Genoveva in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Genivieve and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Genivieve is alike in pronunciation to Jenavieve and Jennavieve. Other suggested similar names are Genesies (see Genesis), Geneva, Genever, Genevia, Genevre, Genie, Genifer (see Jennifer), Geniffer, Genisia, Genisis, Geniver, Genivra, Gennie, Gennivre, Genovefa, Genovera, Guenevere, Gueniver, Gwenevere and Gweniver. These names tend to be more commonly used than Genivieve.

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