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Genevieve

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Meaning and origin
Genevieve is a French girl name. The meaning of the name is `White, Fair`.


Where is it used?
The name Genevieve is mainly used in French.

How do they say it elsewhere?
Genoveffa (In Italian)
Guinevere (In English and in Welsh Mythology)
Geneva (In English)
Gaynor (In English)


See also
In Italian: Ginevra
In English: Gwenevere
In Other languages: Veva (F)
In Other languages: Guenevere


Extra information:
Alternative meanings (Gaulish) Tribe Woman

What Genevieve`s say about their name
  1. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    I love it I love it!!!it has an aura,each time I introduce my name as genevieve heads turn its awesome
    The worst thing about the name:
    Notin atall
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:
    Den no problem
    Extra information:
    Nop
  2. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    Its a bomb! U mention υя name and heads turn! I enjoy every bit of it!
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing at all!
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:
    I'll be without a name!
    Extra information:
    I love My name. It makes me feel different!
  3. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    It is exotic and uncommon.
    The worst thing about the name:
    People can't spell it and pronounce it.
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:
    Wouldn't want any other.
    Extra information:
    Never loved it as a child,but love it now.
  4. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    MY NAME IS SPELLED GENAVIVE NOT GENEVIEVE. IM SPECIAL! :D
    The worst thing about the name:
    PPL SPELL IT GENEVIEVE WEN ITS SPELLED GENAVIVE.
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:
    IDK WAT MY NAME WULD BE
    Extra information:
    I LUUUUUUVVVVVVV MY NAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. The best thing about the name Genevieve:

    The worst thing about the name:
    When people call my name wrongly
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:

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  6. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    It is a traditional name that has fallen out of fashion everywhere except France. Due to that having Genevieve as name makes one feel special and it has an evocative nature.
    The worst thing about the name:
    In all honesty I can only but parrot the other Genevieves. Many people I know struggle to spell my name as they often forget an e or add an extra i. Phonetic spellings are the worst kind. Also I am of an age where many of my colleagues remember the damned film with the car called Genevieve. I am fed up of the reference it's not charming.
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:
    Apparently if I was a boy I would have been Johnthan. Less exciting. However I would have still have had a European name as my middle name is Francesca.
    Extra information:
    I have noticed that many women in the entertainment industry are called Genevieve. Check the credits of several films and tv shows - I have seen producers, costume makers, directors etc called it. I find this comforting as that's my planned path. Also the meaning of white and fair is a bit of a misnomer these days. Just look at Genevieve Nnaji, Genevieve Woo and Genevieve Villard.
  7. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    The j sound is so dainty and gorgeous
    The worst thing about the name:
    It is in the barbie move: 12 dancing princesses
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:
    Bryony, lovely as well. Certainly my child will be Antonia Jaytayu (for my mothers Indian background) Bryony. Antonia Jaytayu Bryony, I love it!
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  8. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    when ppl cnt pronounce my name .... lol
    The worst thing about the name:
    i even once swear a teccher at school when i was younger
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:

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  9. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    when ppl cnt pronounce my name .... lol
    The worst thing about the name:
    i even once swear a teccher at school when i was younger
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:

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  10. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    da best thing abwt my nane is that ppl call me all diffrent names and its really funny !
    The worst thing about the name:

    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:

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  11. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    People always compliment me on how beautiful my name is and some others who have listed on here say its sexy and swaggalicious :P
    The worst thing about the name:
    When people can't pronounce or write my name correctly. I used to hate it but now at age 12, I love it.
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:
    I would try to get my parents to legally change my name to Genevieve. What? Didn't think you'd hear that from a 12 year old? :P
    Extra information:
    I was named after the grandma in law my mom had that actually treated her like family. I heard she was really funny too. It also sounds like I was named after Queen Genevieve. And I can stand out :D
  12. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    sounds really sexy and classy.will go for it anyday.its a unique name dat people really adore
    The worst thing about the name:
    when people mistake it 4 other names.
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:
    nothing else
    Extra information:
    i love the name
  13. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    it sounds sexy
    The worst thing about the name:
    the way my daughter pronounces it
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:
    i love it
    Extra information:
  14. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    The name is simply swagalicious.
    The worst thing about the name:
    The 3rd 'e' aint always pronounced by people and that pisses me off.
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:
    I'd like Ruby,but i love my name.
    Extra information:
    One love to all my name sakes.
  15. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    The name is simply swagalicious.
    The worst thing about the name:
    The 3rd 'e' aint always pronounced by people and that pisses me off.
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:
    I'd like Ruby,but i love my name.
    Extra information:
    One love to all my name sakes.
  16. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    It is more unusual and special than other names. When i introduce myself, i dont feel embarrassed by my name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    NOBODY (except me) can spell it...
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:
    It would have been Magdaline or something- i much prefer Genevieve...
    Extra information:
    It sounds delicate and strong
  17. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    That it doesn't seem as common
    The worst thing about the name:
    nothing
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:
    I don't know-apparantly there was a toss up if it would be my first or second name
    Extra information:
    It is my second name and fair/white is fitting as I am fairly pale :)
  18. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    I feel special when i introduce myself and people say i have a beautiful name
    The worst thing about the name:
    i use to hate it but im now 14 and love it
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:
    i would hate if my name wasnt genevieve.. my mother was thinking about jane, i wouldnt of felt like i do today.. i wouldnt of felt as special
    Extra information:
    I absolutly love my name, my friends love it, it kinda helps me make new friends when i introduce my self and they saw my name is really pretty
  19. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    Whenever I introduce myself, everyone tells me how beautiful my name is.
    The worst thing about the name:
    I used to hate it when I was little, but now I am 16 and absolutely love it.
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:
    My dad was thinking about Claudia or something? Ugh, i would never have felt as special.
    Extra information:
    It's a very queen-like name.
  20. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    Its unusual and it makes you feel unique
    The worst thing about the name:
    When people spell it wrong , or say it wrong and you just have to shorten it so they can get it right - i shorten my to Gen. It just makes it a lot easier - even when it came to dealing with teachers in class - and you would expect them to at least spell it right.
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:
    my mother would have called me Darcy - i personally prefer Genevieve
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  21. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    It's unusual and classy.
    The worst thing about the name:
    If I can't spell it, I can't expect others too! Lol. :oP
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:
    It would've been something equally unusual and pretty.
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  22. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    it ia beautifull name. It almost sounds like you could be classed the same as the queen
    The worst thing about the name:
    That people mis-spell the name and mis-prnounce the name
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:
    I don't know I have never had another name.
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  23. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    It's classic and original
    The worst thing about the name:
    Mis-spelling and mis-pronounciation
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:
    My parents went back and forth betweeen Genevieve and Caroline
    Extra information:
  24. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    Strong powerfull name
    The worst thing about the name:
    Mis-pronunciation
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:
    .....love it
    Extra information:
  25. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    It was my granny's name-the kindest woman. it reminds me to try to be more like her
    The worst thing about the name:
    the strange mis-pronounciations
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:
    I would want it to be Genevieve! No- seriously... I would
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  26. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    You really don't find many people named Genevieve.
    The worst thing about the name:
    It has too many vowels. 4 E's and an I.
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:
    My mom said she would've named me Jaquelyn. That was her second choice.
    Extra information:
    I was named after my mom favorite teacher in the Philippines. It was actually a nun. To be honest, I'm not a big fan of my name. I think I like common names, so my son will have a common name.
  27. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    You can abbreviate it into lots of different things. I don't, really. But you can. ie Jenna, Evie, Eve, Genie
    The worst thing about the name:
    Some people misspell it and it's the name of the dog on Madeline.
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:
    it would be something else?
    Extra information:
    Sainte Genevive (Nanterre, c. 419/422 - Paris 502/512) is the patron saint of Paris in Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox tradition. Her feast is kept on 3 January. (wikipedia)
  28. The best thing about the name Genevieve:
    It is a beautiful name
    The worst thing about the name:
    pSome People cannot pronounce the 2nd v
    If my name wasn`t Genevieve....:

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More `Genevieve` links
Genevieve as abbreviation
Actors named Genevieve
Genevieve in the encyclopedia





Statistics for Genevieve

Genevieve appears in 2007`s top-1000 name list at rank 344. In the last 128 years Genevieve has occupied a spot in the top 1000 without interruptions. The name reached the top-100 2 times. 1920 was a `top year` for the name Genevieve. (Based on 128 years of name history) In that year it ranked #86. Our records go back to 1880

YearRankRank
2007344
2006368
2005394
2004404
2003384
2002396
2001478
2000507
1999507
1998535
1997557
1996514
1995522
1994558
1993551
1992521
1991558
1990485
1980424
1970579
1960603
1950407
1940254
1930143
192086
191098
1900142
1890163
1880202


See also the US top 1000 names 2007

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Brigid
My daughters name is Genevieve and I love the name...obviously!!!! It is just so pretty and so is she! Everyone I tell her name to, loves it!!!
genevieve
Genevieve rocks there is no better name i love my French name
Genevieve
Ma name can't b ani swira
Genevieve Nwakonuche
I lv my name so much,cos it makes me great.nd people admires me wenever i introduce my self as Genevieve
genevieve
i love it !!!! cbcuz it sounds amazing and ppl at school have lyk 1000 of other names to call me ..... lol
genevieve pillay
ilove it!!!!!!!!!!!!! yoh.... the funnyest thing abwt my name is that ppl at swl cnt pronounce it and they call me all funny names ....lol
genevieve
i really like my name..:)))
GENAVIVE
MY NAME IS NOT SPELLED THE WAY IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE SPELLED. MY NAME IS SPELLED GENAVIVE. I LUV THAT IT IS SPELLED DIFFERENTLY FROM THE OTHER GENEVIEVE'S. IT MAKES ME FEEL SPECIAL. :D


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