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What does Genoveva mean?

Genoveva Pronunciation of Genoveva [gen-ove-va] as a name for girls is an Old French and French name, and the meaning of the name Genoveva is "juniper tree". Genoveva is an alternate form of Geneva (Old French): name of the Swiss city. Genoveva is also a Spanish form of Genevieve (French): possibly means "people, tribe, woman".

Associated with: tree.


12 different relations via Geneva, Genevieve: Genavieve, Geneve, Geneveeve, Genever, Genevia, Genevra, Genivee, Genivieve, Genovefa, Genoveffa, Genovera and Jenovefa.

Creative forms:
(female) Genoveda, Geoveva, ..

(male) Genovena, Genovevon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Genoveva Bryn (G.B.), ..

How popular is Genoveva?

Genoveva is a very popular first name for females (#1378 out of 4276, Top 32%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Genoveva reached its top rank of #1180 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Genoveva name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Genoveva listed in the Top 2000 are Genevieve (#182 via latest list), Geneva (#1219), Genevra and Genevia. Usage of these relations of Genoveva was at its highest during 1910-1919 (average #1053) and has become much reduced since (#1480, 66% less usage), with the form Geneva becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Genoveva, Geneva, Genevia, Genevieve, Genevra in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Doveva, Geela, Geena, Geeta, Geleexa, Gena, Genae, Genara, Genaya, Gene, Geneesta, Genesia, Genessa, Genevie, Genevre, Genia, Genie, Genifer (see Jennifer), Genisa, Genisia, Genista, Geniver, Genivra, Genna, Gennara, Gennie, Genya, Geonna, Georgena, Georgia, Geovana, Geovanna, Gevira, Ginevra, Giovana, Giovita (see Jovita), Glorea, Gloreya, Godiva, Guenever (see Guinevere), Guenevere, Gueniver, Gwenevere, Gweniver, Gwenora, Gwenore, Janeva, Jeneva, Jenneva, Jineeva, Jineva, Joneva, Keeva, Reeva, Veeva and Zeeva. These names tend to be less frequently used than Genoveva.

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