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What does Geneva mean?

Geneva Pronunciation of Geneva as a girls' name is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Geneva is "juniper tree". Name of the Swiss city; a form of Genevra, Italian variant of Genevieve; or a Germanic form of Juniper. The name may also refer to the juniper tree, whose old Dutch name was genever, hence gin, which is flavored with juniper berries. Also possibly a variant of Jennifer.




VARIANTS Gena, Genever, Genevia, Genevra, Genevre, Genovefa, Genoveffa, Genoveva, Ginebra, Ginevra, Ginevre, Janeva, Janevra, Jenovefa, Jineeva, Jineva, Joneva, Jonevah


OTHER FORMS VIA GENEVIEVE, GENEVRA, JENNIFER Geneve, Genevie, Genivee, Genivra, Genna, Genni, Gennie, Genny, Genovera, Gina, Jena, Jenna



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How popular is Geneva?

Geneva is a very prominent first name for women (#303 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#72905 out of 150436, Top 48%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Geneva reached its top position of #113 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is presently at #1421. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Eva (#75 IN 2018), Gena, Genevia, Genevie, Genevieve (#172), Genevra, Genna, Gennie, Genoveva, Gina (#1802), Jena, Jenna (#423), Jennifer (#345) and Juniper (#281) are the popular varying forms of Geneva (#1421). Other forms, like Genovera, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Geneva was more pronounced among parents 4 decades ago (USAGE OF 3%) and is now much diminished (USAGE 0.5%, 84%), with versions like Jena becoming less trendy. Eva is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Juniper appears to be gaining favor too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Geneva, Eva, Gena, Genevia, Genevie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Genevieve, Genevra, Genna, Gennie, Genoveva in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gina, Jena, Jenna, Jennifer, Juniper in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eva, Jenna, Jennifer, Juniper outside U.S.

Similar Names

Geneva is pronounced similarly to Jeneva and Jenneva. Other recommended sound-alike names are Akeeva, Bellva, Belva, Eeva, Gaiea, Galea, Galena, Gana, Geela, Geelah, Geelan, Geena, Geenia, Geenya, Geerda (see Gerda), Geeta, Geila, Geleexa, Gelila, Gelya, Genae, Genara, Genaya, Gene, Geneesta, Genesia, Genesis, Genessa, Genette, Genia, Genie, Genisa, Genisia, Genista, Geniver, Genya, Geonna, Gerda, Gerica, Gerika, Gerta, Gevira, Ginella, Ginetta, Ginia, Ginna, Gisela, Gizela, Glenda, Gleneen, Glenene, Godiva, Greeta, Guenever (see Guinevere), Guenna, Gwenita, Gwenna, Gwenora, Jieva, Keeva, Leneta, Melva, Neiva, Neneca, Neva, Reeva, Seneca, Seneka, Sheva, Treva, Veeva, Venesa and Zeeva. These names tend to be less frequently used than Geneva.

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