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Genevieve Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Genevieve is of Celtic origin.

The meaning of Genevieve is "race of women".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 210  in baby name popularity for girls with 1595 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

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


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Related Names

Variants of the name Genevieve include Jenavieve, Jeneva, Jenevieve, Jeniveve, Jennavieve.

The names Genovefa, Genoveffa, Genoveva, Genowefa, Jenneva are all forms of Genevieve.

Genevieve has the diminutives (nicknames) Geneva, Genna, Genny.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Genevieve Bujold.

Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Genevieve.

Just for fun, see the name Genevieve 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 Genevieve in Nautical Flags page.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

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