The name Genevieve is a girl's name of French origin meaning "tribe woman". Genevieve is ranked #188 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Saints' Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "This or That?------------girls!".
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, and dropped only six spots, to 188, last year. It's the 28th most popular name on Nameberry.
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