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What does Genever mean?

Genever Pronunciation of Genever as a girls' name is of Old French and Welsh origin, and the name Genever means "juniper tree; fair and smooth". Genever is an alternate form of Geneva (Old French): name of the Swiss city. Genever is also a variation of Guinevere (Welsh). Genever is also used as a derivative of Jennifer (Welsh).


ASSOCIATED WITH tree, fair (beautiful), smooth (gentle)


VARIANTS Ginevre, Gennivre, Geniver, Genevre

RELATED FORMS VIA GENEVA, GUINEVERE, JENNIFER Genevia, Genevieve, Genevra, Genifer, Geniffer, Genivra, Gennie, Gennifer, Genovefa, Genoveva, Ginevra, Guenever, Guenevere, Gueniver, Guinever, Gwenevere, Gweniver, Jenefer, Jeneffer, Jenifer, Jennefer, Jenniver, Jenyfer



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How popular is Genever?

Genever is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Genever is an equivalently uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Genever (NOT RANKED) are Geneva (#1421 LAST YEAR), Genevia, Genevieve (#172), Genevra, Gennie, Genoveva, Guinevere (#1446), Jenifer, Jennefer and Jennifer (#345). Other variants, like Ginevre, are seldom used. These relations of Genever reached the peak of their popularity in the 1980s (MEDIAN #1360) and are now significantly less common (#1538, DOWN 93.5%). (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Genoveva, Guinevere, Jenifer, Jennefer, Jennifer in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Demeter, Geegee, Genae, Gene, Genesia, Genesies (see Genesis), Genesis, Genessa, Genette, Geneve, Geneveeve, Genevie, Genie, Genivee, Genovera, Ginger, Ginjer (see Ginger), Gleneen, Glenene, Greer and Gunnvor. These names tend to be more frequently used than Genever.

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