Genevieve Name Meaning & Origin

Genevieve

Pronunciation: JEH-neh-veev (key)

Origin of the name Genevieve:

Derived from the Gaulish Genovefa, a name with Celtic roots but the meaning of which is uncertain. The first element is believed to be from genos (race, people, tribe); the second is possibly from an element meaning "woman." Its alteration in the translation from the Celtic to the French seems to be the cause of the confusion.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Eve, Geneva, Geneviève, Genny, Genoveva, Ginny

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Nicknames for Genevieve

G, Genna, Eve, Evie, Gene, Ginny, Gemma, Gem, Geneva, Gina, Viv, Vivi, Vieve, Gigi, Nevi, Gen, Gennie, Vivvie, Genie, Ginger, "Ghenny", Gens.

Meanings and history of the name Genevieve

From German keno "kin" wefa "wife"
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Famous real-life people named Genevieve

St. Genevieve is the patron saint of Paris, France.
Genevieve Bujold, Canadian actress.
Genevieve Gorder, interior decorator on TLC's Trading Spaces.
Genevieve Feinstein was a codebreaker for the US during WWII; she was responsible for creating a machine used to decode Japanese messages.
Genevieve Nicole Cortese or Genevieve Padalecki ,American actress and wife to Supernatural star Jared Padalecki
Genevieve Marie Johnson (b. 2010), daughter of American professional stock car racing driver Jimmie Johnson

Genevieve in song, story & screen

Genevieve is the romantic female character in the KINKS song "Sweet Lady Genevieve" revolving around a lost but still beloved woman, sung by a Vagabond.

Genevieve is the little yellow dog in the children's book series,"Madeline".

The band Sugarland songs a song entitled "Genevieve".

Genevieve is a character in a book called "Little Blog On The Praire" for pre-teens and teens.

Genevieve is a 1953 British comedy film produced and directed by Henry Cornelius and written by William Rose.

Genevieve "Ginny" Davis is the protagonist in the pre-teen book, "Middle School is Worse than Meatloaf".

Geneviève Ernemont, daughter of Arsène Lupin in the famous books of the same name.

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