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Meaning of Genevieve

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The name Genevieve has the following meaning:

Woman of the people. A sophisticated and beautiful French name.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Genevieve is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 419 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Genevieve rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 36 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 288 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Genevieve in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Genevieve is pronounced as jen-uh-vee-ev


Genevieve originates from the French language.

See other suggested French girl baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Genevieve and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Genevieve: Boys - Calvin, Chase, Devonte, Durango, Jacque, Marcel, Tyson, Vernon, Girls - Blanche, Dixie, Renee, Romona, Both genders - Chandler, Dabney, Mallory



Common nicknames for the name Genevieve are: Ginny, Genny, Gen, Eve


We think the name Genevieve should fall under the following style category: Traditional.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Genevieve to be: Outgoing and pretty woman

In one word, you might describe Genevieve as a(n) "outgoing" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Genevieve (or its variants) are:

Geneviève Bujold , born on 1 July, a famous actress. Geneviève Bujold 's background: An Oscar-nominated Canadian actress.

Genevieve de Galard, born on 21 April, a famous nurse. Genevieve de Galard's background: A French nurse who received the name of the 'Angel of Dien Bien Phu' during the French war in Indochina.

Dame Genevieve Ward, born on 27 March, a famous actress. Dame Genevieve Ward's background: An American-born British soprano and actress. She was created a Dame Commander of the British Empire (DBE) in 1921.
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