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Origin: Old French
Meaning: The Juniper

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Geneva

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Geneva in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Geneva:

  • Records indicate that 83,849 girls in the United States have been named Geneva since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1924, when 2,589 people in the U.S. were given the name Geneva. Those people are now 97 years old.

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      12 Positive Comments

  • "I plan on using for my daughter. It?s a strong beautiful Women?s name." Mar. 9, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Geneva and we absolutely love it. She was born on December 23, 2016. We call her Gigi and have many other nicknames for her. It's an elegant, unique name. Classic and timeless." Jan. 25, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ginevra, that is Geneva in Italian. I am actually Italian and I remember that when I was a child I did not appreciate my name because it was too unpopular between girls of my same age. Now I love it exactly because of its uniqueness and elegance. People often remind this name only because of Geneva city, but I would like to remind that it is also the name of the beautiful Queen of England, from the legendary story of King Arthur and Camelot." Jul. 23, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Geneva. I hated it when I was younger. As an adult I love my name. Whenever I met another person named Geneva I be like hey Geneva my name is Geneva to, then we laugh hysterical. Unique name for a unique person!" Apr. 11, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Geneva ,after Geneva Switzerland. This is an historic place where protestants went for freedom and saftey during the reformation and the breaking away from the Catholic church. Where the Geneva Bible was translated into the language of the people in 1560. The Geneva Bible was brought over by the pilgrims on the Mayflower. I wish more Christians knew more about this history. People comment about how beautiful her name is.It is never spelled wrong or mispronounced after I explained how it is her name is exactly like the city in Switzerland.She loves her name and is currently 6 yrs old." Apr. 4, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my daughter's name (she's 2). I think it's beautiful, elegant and simple. I don't think we could have picked a better name for her --- it's unlikely she will ever have another Geneva in her class, yet it's not so weird or usual that no one's ever heard it before. I've never had anyone mispronounce it. We've never met another Geneva in person, but it's not uncommon to run into someone who says it is/was there grandmothers/great aunts, etc. name. I had a young man recently tell me it was "old school" in a good way. I won't be surprised if it re-surges in popularity in the next decade." Jun. 28, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Geneva (born in 2007)and we've had so many compliments on the name. She goes by Neva, although we had planned to shorten it to Evie, it never stuck." May. 15, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Geneva Jolie and i always get compliments on it. It is a very beautiful name. :)" Sep. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter lives in Switzerland, and named her daughter Geneva, and I think it is beautiful...and sooo french. At least when the name Geneva is called out, everyone won't be answering to it like they do Ashley." Feb. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "The girl sitting next to me is named Geneva. She is super duper awesome. But, her name is kinda weird but i shouldnt be talking i have a strange name too." Nov. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ge-Anne, a cross between Geneva and Anne. I have thought about using this name if/when I have my own daughter." Apr. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is an elegant name. Kind of outdated for 2007, but she can always go by Genny." Jan. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      9 Neutral Comments

  • "My mothers name is Geneva mom is93 years old . She was Irish on her fathers side and believe Duch on her mother?s side ." Jun. 16, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is. I didn't like it when I young. but it's ok now that I'm older. My grandchildren call me Gigi. Some people say they like it. That it's unique. I have a twin sister named Jeanette." May. 16, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Geneva June I am 71 years old, my Mothers name was Geneva Fauneall( pronounced Fawn eel), I love my name because I was named after my mother who was my best friend in the whole world. I lost her in 2012 at the age of 91, I miss her terribly. My Great grandmother was from Ireland and her name was Mary Adeila Scott." Oct. 26, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is geneva and I loved my name and I always will" Jul. 24, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Geneva too. I love my name. I get compliments on it all the time. Poeple call me Gevie, Nevie, Neve, Neva, Gigi, Genovia, Genie, Gen, and a few more. Name your daughter Geneva, and she will have a good life." Apr. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Geneva. Names my friends call me are Gevie, Neva, Genevive, and Gen" Apr. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am Geneva. Growing up I thought is was a horrible name, but when my family told me how famous it was I thought it was pretty special & unique. Being from Australia, it is very rare and I've never met anyone with the same name. The only thing I don't like is answering the phone, no one ever understands what I say! I've been called many different names over the years. My nicknames range from G, Gee Gee, Neva, Neves, but never ever Jen!" Mar. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Geneva - my mother liked the name. Growing up I hated the name, but luckily everyone calls me Jennie - which in itself gets people confused because the first letters are not the same - I would not, however, go by Genny - it looks like "guh-enny" and would lead to many issuese by people who couldn't figure it out - and there are many of them. I think Genny looks rather ugly really. I had a rather stupid high school teacher who couldn't manage to get the name correct - he thought it was Genevieve - I don't think he could read very well. Most people get it straight. My friends do make fun of the name and strain the pronunciation for fun. I have never actually MET anyone with my name although people have told me they may have met one other. Most people remark that its a beautiful name. Being older, I do appreciate how much more professional it sounds. However, if you name a child this and give them a nickname, beware! I've gotten to the point if I meet someone I am not going to have to know for too long or am uncomfortable around, I don't bother to tell them what I go by." Feb. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandmas name, and cousins name is Geneva. Most people would say it like Genevie... HAHA anyways, my cousin died when she was 16 about a month ago though! :(" Jul. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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