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Origin & Meaning

The name Geneva is of French origin.

The meaning of Geneva is "juniper tree".  

It is also of Swiss origin, where its meaning is "city name" and English origin, where its meaning is "white, fair and smooth, soft".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1378  in baby name popularity for girls with 166 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Geneva Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Geneva has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Geneva to other names.


What will your new little Geneva be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

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Related Names

Geneva is a diminutive (nickname) of Genevieve.

Geneva has the diminutive (nickname) Neva.

Other Tidbits

Geneva falls into the tree name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Geneva in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Geneva.

Just for fun, see the name Geneva in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Geneva in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.