Swiss place-name or French
"juniper tree"

Geneva Origin and Meaning

The name Geneva is a girl's name of French origin meaning "juniper tree".

Unlike its somewhat formal Swiss city namesake, this is a lively and appealing place-name that also has a real history as a female name.

Geneva was a relatively popular American name at one time: it reached as high as Number 107 in 1919, and remained in the Top 200 until 1942. Geneva was the middle name of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, and is the name of a leading character on The Good Wife.

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Geneva Rank in US Top 1000

# 1029 on Nameberry

Geneva Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Geneva Popularity

Famous People Named Geneva

  • Geneva MitchellAmerican actress
  • Geneva CarrAmerican actress
  • Geneva Mendoza CruzFilipina actress
  • Geneva MercerAmerican sculptor and painter
  • Geneva OverholserAmerican journalist

Geneva in Pop Culture

  • GenevaSwitzerland
  • Geneva Pinecharacter from "The Good Wife".
  • Geneva Leea main character from "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper".
  • Geneva Goodmanfrom the movie "The Boy Who Could Fly."
  • Geneva Portercharacter in Catherine Woolley's "Ginnie and Geneva" series