Ginevra Name Meaning & Origin

Ginevra

Pronunciation: ji-NEHV-rə (key)

Origin of the name Geneva:

Of disputed origin, Geneva might be a borrowing of the name of a city and lake in Switzerland, which is derived from the Old French genevre (juniper berry). Alternatively, it might have originated as a diminutive form of Genevieve.

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Related Names:

Geneva, Genevra, Guinevere, Jennifer

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Nicknames for Ginevra

Ginny, Eva, Eve, Evra, Nev, Gin, Gin-Gin

Meanings and history of the name Ginevra

Most name books give this name as an Italian form of Jennifer, meaning "white wave" or "fair one". Some give it as the Italian form of Genevieve. It is also a variant of 'Guinevere,' as in the King Arthur tradition.

Famous real-life people named Ginevra

Ginevra King, American socialite and the muse for F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Ginevra de' Benci, noblewoman immortalized in a masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci.

Ginevra in song, story & screen

Ginevra Molly "Ginny" Potter (née Weasley), daughter of Arthur and Molly Weasley, wife of Harry James Potter, and mother of James Sirius, Albus "Al" Severus, and Lily Luna Potter in J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series.
"Ginevra", poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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