What does Genevieve mean?
How do we pronounce Genevieve?
The baby girl name Genevieve is pronounced as JHAE-NViy-ehV or JHEHN-eh-VIY-V 1.
1 Pronunciation for Genevieve: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)"
What is the origin of Genevieve?
Genevieve is mainly used in English, French, and German, and it is of Celtic and Old Welsh origin. From Celtic roots, its meaning is lady of the people, tribal woman - in this context, Genevieve can be used in the English and French languages. The name is of obscure origin; it could be of similar roots as Jennifer meaning and origin, or it could be a two-element name combining the Celtic 'geno' (race, people, tribe) with the Germanic 'wefa' (woman, wife) and thus taken to mean 'lady of the people' or 'tribal woman'. The latter derivation is unusual as it involves different languages; the name could have been heavily altered via French transmission of the original form Genovefa (Old French), which first appeared in 5th-century France. Saint Geneviève (419/422-512) was a Gallo-Roman nun who helped the people of Paris fend off the Huns and the Franks; she was later venerated as the patron saint of Paris. In a medieval legend told since the 10th century, Genoveva of Brabant was a heroine and chaste wife falsely accused on the word of a rejected suitor; she supposedly fled to the forests to raise her child and was eventually reunited with her husband. The literary revival of her story in the 19th century led to the popularity of the name in France. The name was then introduced to Britain in the same century. It was later popularized by the British film Genevieve (1953) about a vintage car of the same name. In addition, Genevieve is a variant form of the English and French name Guinevere name in the German language. The name Genevieve is widely used; it has 65 variant forms that are used in both English and other languages. English variant forms include Gena definition, Genae meaning and origin, Genaveeve meaning of name, Genavie name, baby name Genavieve, Genavive name variations, name Genaya meaning, Geneieve meaning and origin, name Geneva meaning, meaning of Geneve, meaning of Geneveeve, Genever meaning, meaning of Genevie, Genevievre meaning, Genica pronounciation, Genivee meaning and origin, baby name Genivieve, name Genna, name Genni, baby name Gennie, meaning of Genny, baby name Genovera, Genoveva name (also used in German, Portuguese, and Spanish), meaning of Genoveve, Genovieve meaning of name, Genovive pronounciation, Genvieve meaning, baby name Ginata, Ginebra name variations, Ginerva name variations, name Ginessa meaning, short names for Ginett, name Ginetta, baby name Gineveve, Ginevieve name popularity, baby name Ginevive, short names for Ginnetta, Ginnette pronounciation, what does the name Guinevieve mean, meaning of Guinivive, name Gwenevieve meaning, Gwenivive meaning of name, short names for Janeva, Jenavieve name variations, Jenevieve meaning and origin, name Jennavieve origin, name Jenney, what does the name Jenni mean, and name Jennie origin. Other English forms include the diminutive forms name Gina origin, nicknames for Ginnie, Ginny name variations, Jenny definition (also used in German), and Veva name, and the spelling variants Geneveve pronounciation and Genevive name. Variant forms of Genevieve used in other languages include the French short names for Geneviève, the Italian Genevra definition, the Italian name Genoveffa meaning, the Polish baby name Genowefa, the French short names for Ginette, the Italian what does the name Ginevra mean, the Welsh Jinelle meaning, and the Russian short names for Zenevieva. The spelling variant name Genovefa (Old French, German, and Spanish) is another foreign form. Genevieve is a popular baby name for girls, and it regarded as trendy. Its usage peaked modestly in 1915 with 0.286% of baby girls being named Genevieve. It ranked at #77 then. The baby name has since experienced a steep fall in frequency. In 2010, its usage was 0.061% and its ranking #279, having regained some lost ground in the recent decade. Among all girl names in its group, Genevieve was the 2nd most popular after Jennifer meaning and origin. In 2010, the name was twice as popular as Genevieve.
A famous person named Genevieve is Singer Alison Moyet, born Genevieve Alison Jane Moyet, 18 June 1961, Billericay, Essex, England.
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The baby name Genevieve fun facts:
The name Genevieve in reverse order is "Eveiveneg".
The numerological value of the name Genevieve is number 4, which means a foundation, order, service, struggle against limits, steady growth.
How popular is Genevieve?
Genevieve is in the top names in USA.