GHEN-lee or JEN-lee
Modern literary name

Genly Origin and Meaning

The name Genly is a boy's name .

The main diplomat character of Ursula K. Le Guin's 1969 novel The Left Hand of Darkness has an unexpectedly modern-sounding name. Le Guin pronounced it with a hard G, but she thought "the reader has the right to pronounce a made-up name or word just the way she or he wants to."