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Gender: F Pronunciation: zhahn-vee-EV or GEN-uh-veev Meaning of Genevieve: "tribe woman" Origin of Genevieve: English from French Genevieve's Popularity in 2012: #228

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Genevieve is a perfect choice for anyone who wants to retain the gen sound but is tired of all the overused Jen names. The medieval saint Genevieve, patroness of Paris, defended the city against Attila the Hun through her rathional thinking, courage and prayer.

Genevieve is both dainty and substantial, and can be pronounced either GEN-uh-veev or the French zhahn-vee-EV.

Genevieve is showing signs of a real revival--it is now at its highest ranking since the 1930s.

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Famous People Named Genevieve

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Zoe Genevieve Hanson, sister of Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson

Pop Culture References for the Name Genevieve

Queen Genevieve Heart - A character in the Looking Glass Wars
Genevieve, The dog who save Madeline in the Madeline series

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Genevieve's International Variations

Geneviève, Yevette (French) Genoveva, Ginevra, Genoveffa, Genoviva (Italian) Zenevieva (Polish) Januveva (Slavic) Genobeba (Spanish)