Genevieve - girls name

Genevieve name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 91%

Genevieve name meaning:

The name Genevieve is derived from the Germanic name Genovefa, composed of the elements "kuni" meaning "kin" or "race" and "weva" meaning "woman" or "wife." It is of French origin and carries a rich historical and cultural significance. Genevieve is often associated with Saint Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris, who lived in the 5th century. She is revered for her faith, piety, and for protecting the city during the siege by Attila the Hun.

The name Genevieve has a sophisticated and elegant feel to it. It exudes a sense of grace and femininity. Those named Genevieve are often characterized as intelligent, independent, and compassionate individuals. They possess a strong sense of justice and are driven to make a positive impact in the world. Genevieve's tend to be natural leaders, possessing the ability to inspire and motivate others. They are known for their creative flair and are often drawn to artistic pursuits.

In summary, the name Genevieve symbolizes strength, resilience, and beauty. It carries a rich historical and cultural heritage and evokes a sense of grace and sophistication. Those named Genevieve are often seen as intelligent, compassionate individuals with a strong sense of justice and a creative spirit.

Origin: French

White wave.


Saints names

Related names

Genevieve , Genevra, Ginette, Jenavieve, Jeneva, Jenevieve , Jennavieve, Jenneva

Other girls names beginning with G


Overall UK ranking: 476 out of 5581

89 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (792)

Historical popularity of Genevieve

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