Italian variation of Guinevere or Jennifer
"white shadow, white wave"

Ginevra Origin and Meaning

The name Ginevra is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "white shadow, white wave".

This lovely alternative for the Jennifer-lover ranks among the most popular girls' names in Italy. At this point in the US, the legions of Jennifers born in the 1970s are starting to become grandmas, so Ginevra might make an apt honor name for granny Jen.

# 953 on Nameberry

Ginevra Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Ginevra Popularity

Famous People Named Ginevra

  • Ginevra KingAmerican socialite and debutante; first love of F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Ginevra de Benci15th century Italian aristocrat, subject of a Leonardo da Vinci painting
  • Ginevra CantofoliItalian painter
  • Ginevra ElkannItalian film director
  • Ginevra Sforzawife and counselor of Giovanni II Bentivoglio, lord of Bologna
  • Ginevra Gilardinodaughter of Alberto Gilardino & Alice Bregoli

Ginevra in Pop Culture

  • Ginevra Molly "Ginny" Potter (née Weasley)character in the Harry Potter series
  • Ginevra Fanshawefrom Charlotte Bronte's novel "Villette"
  • "Ginevra di Scozia" opera by Simon Mayr
  • Princess Ginevra of Scotlandmain character in "Ariodante" by George Frideric Handel
  • The Hon. Ginevra Hipsleycharacter in "Hudson River Bracketed" (1929) and "The Gods Arrive" (1932) by Edith Wharton, 'who kept white mice on whose sensibilities she experimented by means of folk,songs accompanied by the accordion'
  • "Ginevra degli Almieri" 1935 Italian movie
  • Ginevra Galbraithcharacter in Sir Gibbie