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Geneva

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Gender: Female Meaning of Geneva: "juniper tree" Origin of Geneva: French

The name Geneva is a girl's name of French origin meaning "juniper tree". Geneva and is often added to lists like Place Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose... Name Game- GIRLS".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Geneva

Geneva Mitchell, American actress
Geneva Carr, American actress
Geneva Mendoza Cruz, Filipina actress
Geneva Mercer, American sculptor and painter
Geneva Overholser, American journalist

Pop Culture References for the name Geneva

Geneva Pine, character from "The Good Wife".
Geneva Lee, a main character from "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper".
Geneva Goodman, from the movie "The Boy Who Could Fly."
Geneva Porter, character in Catherine Woolley's "Ginnie and Geneva" series
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva's International Variations

Genève (French) Ginevra, Genevra, Genoveffa (Italian)

Comments

letmein Says:

2018-01-06T01:55:43

Beautiful name! Geneva is by far way better than Genevieve. I find the name Genevieve too long and stuffy in my opinion. Plus, Genevieve has way too many e's.

EvaThyssen Says:

2016-12-19T01:34:44

This name is lovely!

scblovesnames Says:

2015-09-05T00:38:32

Never considered this, but it would be gorgeous unique middle name.

IsolationHedge Says:

2015-08-18T17:47:44

My first thought is the Geneva convention. Not that that's really a problem :)

headintheclouds Says:

2015-03-09T07:29:39

Geneva is my favorite place name, which was rather unintentional since I like it for its sound and look (sort of similar to Genevieve and Guinevere, both of which I love). Geneva is lovely, sounds classic and elegant, with plenty of nice nicknames, and it would age well from little girl to grown woman.

Ansonfam4 Says:

2015-03-06T18:20:21

I love this name! My third baby is due in a couple weeks and this will be her name. We still aren't sure if we will call her Geneva or a nickname like Neva, Eva, or Evie. I just think it's so beautiful.

Anonymous Says:

2014-10-28T00:54:35

We call our Geneva ( age 3) Neva too! We started out calling her Evie for short but her brothers started calling her Neva and it stuck. I think this is a beautiful and unique-but-not-weird name for any girl!

Meghan Cope Says:

2014-10-24T16:58:41

My kids have a French-Canadian last name so Geneva was a great choice for our now 13 yr old daughter. She didn't like it at first and it's amazing to me how many people stumble over it (really?? have you never heard of the city, lake, peace accords, etc??). We call her Neva for short.

Ruanne Says:

2014-07-27T15:26:49

This name conjures up the cobble stoned plazas of cafés and cathedrals, like any European place-name. It's got the added bonus of being peace and justice-related, via the Geneva Accords. Finally, it's feminine without being overly frilly.

tori101 Says:

2014-07-20T15:33:33

A gorgeous place name with the sweet nicknames like Gen, Eva, Evie, Eve etc. It's so sweet.