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Gender: Female Pronunciation: zhahn-vee-EV or GEN-uh-veev Meaning of Genevieve: "tribe woman" Origin of Genevieve: English from French Genevieve's Popularity in 2017: #184

The name Genevieve is a girl's name of French origin meaning "tribe woman". Genevieve is ranked #184 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Saints' Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "{girls} love/like/lose: alt. version".

From the experts:

Genevieve is a perfect choice for anyone who wants to retain the gen sound but is tired of all the overused Jen names. The medieval saint Genevieve, patroness of Paris, defended the city against Attila the Hun through her rathional thinking, courage and prayer.

Genevieve is both dainty and substantial, and can be pronounced either GEN-uh-veev or the French zhahn-vee-EV.

Genevieve is showing signs of a real revival--it reached its its highest ranking since the 1930s in 2015.

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Famous People Named Genevieve

Saint Genevieve, patron saint of Paris, France
Genevieve or Genoveva of Brabant, French legendary chaste wife falsely accused and repudiated
Geneviève Bujold, French-Canadian actress
Genevieve Nnaji, Nigerian actress, model and businesswoman
Geneviève Marie Thérèse Sorya, French actress
Genevieve Nicole Cortese-Padalecki, American actress
Genevieve Gorder, American interior designer and TV host
Genevieve Knight "G" Hannelius, American actress
Genevieve Tobin, American actress
Généviève Marie, Princess of Orléans, Marchioness of Chaponay-Morance; daughter of Prince Emmanuel of Orléans and Princess Henriette of Belgium
Genevieve Taggard, American poet
Genevieve Rose Angelson, American actress
Genevieve (born Ginette Marguerite Auger), French-American actress and comedienne
Geneviève Brouillette, French-Canadian actress
Genevieve Sterling Buechner, American actress
Genevieve Morton, South African model
Geneviève Page, French actress
Genevieve Cortese, American actress and wife of actor Jared Padalecki
Genevieve LaCaze, Australian runner
Genevieve Schatz, American singer of group Company of Thieves
Anne Geneviève, Princess of Bourbon; Duchess of Longueville
Anne Geneviève de Lévis, Duchess of Rohan-Rohan; Princess of Soubise
Genevieve Wilhemina Gaunt (b. 1991), English actress; daughter of actors Frederik de Groot and Fiona Gaunt
Genevieve Marie Johnson (b. 2010), daughter of NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson
Genevieve Spillane (b. 2012), daughter of skier Johnny Spillane
Zoe Genevieve Hanson, sister of Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson

Pop Culture References for the name Genevieve

Genevieve (also Genoveva or Genovefa) of Brabant, a heroine of medieval legend
Genevieve Atkinson, character on American soap "The Young and the Restless"
Genevieve Heart, Queen in the Looking Glass Wars
Genevieve Snow, character in the Elemental Assasin series by Jennifer Estep
Genevieve, dog who saved Madeline in the Madeline series
Genevieve, character on TV's "The Originals"
Genevieve, the main princess in the movie 'Barbie and the 12 Dancing Princesses'
Genevieve Delatour, a TV character on "Devious Maids"
Genevieve Duchannes, a character in the "Beautiful Creatures" series
Genevieve Mirren-Carter, Charles Boyle's love interest on TV's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Genevieve Scherbatsky, Robin Scherbatsky's mother on TV's "How I Met Your Mother"
Genevieve, a main character in the movie "Rush Hour 3"
Genevieve, daughter of Karl Morris and Nadine Bevan on British TV series "Stella"
Genevieve, a character in “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before”