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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 "Drop Two Add One girls names".

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)