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Genevieve

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Origin: French
Meaning: Humble

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  • Records indicate that 102,383 girls in the United States have been named Genevieve since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1918, when 3,303 people in the U.S. were given the name Genevieve. Those people are now 101 years old.

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  • "My daughter is a Genevieve. I think it's a beautiful name. It came to me in my sleep and I adore it. She is 7 months old and the name suits her. I have had people shorten it to gen or genny or genna and I correct them quickly. Her name is GENEVIEVE. the name is way to pretty to be shortened to such common names. We do sometimes call her GG as her middle and last name also start with G's (not done on Purpose) I hope when she gets older she loves her name as much as I do. It's a strong determined name. I love that you do not hear it often like my name jamie. Lol" Jul. 25, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Genevieve. I'm 38 now and it was almost unheard of growing up. I've met 3 in my entire life! My brothers and sister called me Vieve or Vivi but I've always gone by Jenny. I hated it as a child but love it as an adult!" Sep. 26, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is Genevieve and she's now 11. I still think it's a gorgeous name and she's a great kid - beautiful and quirky like her name! We sometimes call her Geno (Jenn-oh) being aussie which is hilarious as it's the opposite of the name style :-) most of her friends and teachers call her Gen but her closest friends are allowed to call her Genny." Mar. 5, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I absolutely love the name Genevieve (the french pronunciation of it). Im african and my favorite Nollywood(nigerian cinema) actress is Genevieve Nnaji and she is amazing talented and eautiful. Then when i saw Rush Hour 3 and one of the characterrs in the movie wass called Gevevieve (Jahn-vee-ehv) and I loved the name even more. In the future i'm going to name my oldest daughter Genevieve (Jahn-vee-ehv) because its sounds so elegant and beautiful." Sep. 7, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mother (born 1915) named me Genevieve after a friend at boarding school. There was another Genevieve at my 1,100 student high school. And only met another Genevieve (adult) in 2007. As mentioned by others, as a child the name was YUK! Jenny or Genny when I was good, and "Genevieve" when in trouble. Older brother used to tease with the 'Jon-v-ev' pronunciation. I studied French language, and with correct pronunciation, the accent grave on the third 'e', it is a beautiful name to hear from a French speaker. ... but the "Jennerveave" - style with a bland Aussie accent is UGLY. Benefits: (1) the name floats through the air - easy to pick up when folk talking about you. (2) you get to engage with people when they ask 'how do you spell that?' The best rhythmic nickname ever is "Jelly Bean" for Genevieve" Nov. 2, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Geneveve, without "i". According to my mom, she found that spelling it in a baby book. Almost all people mispelled my name by inserting "i" since it is the usual spelling of "Genevieve". Anyway, there's nothing wrong with that, at least the spelling of my name is kind a unique. :)" Jul. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughter's name is Genevieve she was named after her great grandmother, we love her name. Sometimes we shorten her name to Gen but most of the time it's Genevieve. My daughter is 3....and there is a Barbie movie, the 12 dancing princesses...and the main princess is named princess Genevieve, so of course thats a favorite movie in this house" Apr. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I are having a baby and I think we finally decided today that if its a girl, we'd name her Genevieve (Genna for short). Its funny that it was popular in the 1910s because I considered it today when I saw a 90 year old patient named Genevieve...its beautiful!" Mar. 15, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little girl is due June 12th and I can't wait to hold my little Genevieve (Jon -vieve) in my arms. We plan to nickname her either Gigi or Evie since my name is Jennifer and was called Jenny." Mar. 14, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "i have found as i reflect on my life, my beliefs and my convictions that my name, Genevieve really is who I am :-). I am a social worker, an advocate for justice, a peace maker and a "woman of the people). when choosing names it really is important to choose well because your children will live up to those names even without trying x" Feb. 26, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 5 year old daughters name is Genevieve. I've loved the name Genevieve since I was young and always said I would name my daughter Genevieve. I was worried about her learning to spell/write her name, but she had no trouble writing her name in pre-k!! People are always saying what a beautiful name she has!" Jan. 22, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Genevieve. Now that I am older (32) I am appreciating it more but I must admit it was frustrating when I was young. It was hard to spell (I have a long last name as well), not only for me but for everyone who knows me as well as hard to pronounce. I was given nick names all my life, from Genna, Gen and Genny. I go mostly by Genna and Gen now but I'm learning to embrace Genevieve and I've really began to fall in love with it. I always get comments on how beautiful and original it is and I agree :)" Jan. 5, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I absolutely love the name Genevieve!! I don't have any daughters yets but my husband also loves Genevieve but we disagree on nicknames. Ginny or Vivi...? I guess we'll have to wait and see." Dec. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Genevieve and I love my name. However I got it mispronounced numerous times when I was younger by teachers and subs. :/ I also know it can have several meanings from woman of the people to white as sea foam. (I like the second meaning) It's also wither french or Celtic but I believe its the second." Oct. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "LOVE the name! I want to use the name for my child but my brother says I can't use it cause thats what he is going to name his daughter..." Oct. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its really funny, because i used to never meet other people with my name. But as i get older, it seems to get more and more common. I have always insisted on being called 'genevieve', never 'jen' of 'jennie', and i always hated it when people said it the french way (except in french classs and when visiting france) or if someone pronounced it guienevere. alright, i don't mind the others so much anymore, i get called 'gen ' fairly often, but i hate it when people pronounce it gweneviere. My name doesn't have a u or a w or an r. Sorry. thats the only thing that really bothers me.... yeah. I really like the nickname Evie, though i have never been callled that, but its really pretty. Maybe when i go to college i'll tell people to call me that..." Oct. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name I think it is the coolest name ever. My best friend calls me GV and it also gets shorted to Gen" Oct. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Genevieve and I love it to bits!! I think it sounds so sophisticated. For me it often gets shortened to Gen or Gene(pronounced Gen-a). No matter how much I love this name I wouldn't name my child this because it would just be too confusing. I would name a girl Hope or Faith and a boy would have to be Sean" Sep. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am falling in love with this name...my fiancee is a fan of it as well. We love the nickname Ginny and I think Vivi is really cute too. I hope to have a daughter someday named Genevieve Isabelle." Aug. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name Genevieve it is a beautifull name and fits me so well. my best friend calls me "GV" for short I also get called Gen. I am glad that i got giving this name." Aug. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Mon nom est Genevi?ve, je suis Qu?b?coise et mon surnom est Genn." Aug. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Genevieve but call her Evie for short. She can decide if she wants the full version when she's older. I think it's beautiful but people have a hard time remembering it." Jul. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Genevieve, she is named after her great-great grandmother. I find it to be such a strong name, which fits my child perfectly. Her nickname is Gena (Jenna)." Jun. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "this was my grandmother's name, and I hope to have a girl some day so I can name her Genevieve." Jun. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I didn't know that there are many people using evie as a nick name for genevieve. I thought evie is so unique! but im really glad to have a name such as genevieve :)" May. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name. When I have a daughter I will SO name her this. Actually I had a big writing assignment due for school in English class and so I decided to have my main character named Geniveve." Apr. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Genevieve, at school I was called Evie. genEVIEve." Apr. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "yo dogs. my name is GENEVIEVEVE YEAH WHOOO YEAHH<33333" Mar. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name genevieve! wish it was my name! if i have a daughter i would name her this for sure!" Jan. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE my name! I have lots of nicknames too like G, Gen, and Vivi. =) People always compliment me about my name. I like it when friends pronounce my name the French way. It sounds so chic!" Jan. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is named Genevieve, but we call her Vivi." Oct. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love it, and Gennie, Ginny and Evie are adorable nicknames! I'd love to have 2 daughters named Genevieve and Katherine (Kitty)!" Oct. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Genevieve and i absolutely love it! i was to be named rachel, but im happy that my parents decided on Genevieve. Its different, many people often compliment me on on it even if i do have to tell them how to pronounce it ( gen-of -eve). my fiancee and friends sometimes call me gen which i dont mind, but i hate when people take it upon themselves to shorten." Oct. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Genevieve is my name, and I have to say, up until the time I got into middle school, I hated the name with a burning passion. I insisted to be called "Jennie" up 'til around 7th grade. However, I really love it now, and I'm often referred to as "Jen with a "G",giving me a nice distinction from all the other "Jen"s of numerous varieties. ^_^ I've come to have a fondness for the old yet unique and beautiful names that were used in times past; partially because my own name is one of these." Oct. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Genevieve, and I love my name! When I was young, I went by Gen because some people butchered the name Genevieve...but then people kept mistaking my name for Jennifer....a HUGE pet peeve of mine! So I go by Genevieve now, and I always feel unique. I would definitely recommend this for a baby name!" Oct. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi. my name is also Genevieve. My childhood nickname was Vivi, so I find it amazing how many other people shared that..." Sep. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughter's name is GENEVIEVE too..... but, i spelled it as GENEVEIVE .... the different is in I and E. Hopefully, everybody can call her correctly :)" Sep. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Genevieve but is spelled differently, I have always loved my name!" Aug. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Genevieve. I was named after my great great Grandmother. I always have liked it, it is old fashioned and people everywhere complement it, saying 'what a beautiful name!' My mother decided to call me 'Genna' as a young girl because she thought Genevieve was too much of a mouthful for a little girl. Now that I'm older I go by both Genevieve and Genna." Aug. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter was named after my two grandmothers. Her name is Ruth Genevieve. We call her Ruthie. I LOVE it, and she is very proud of her name." Jul. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Genevieve and it is beautiful! We call her Genna for short although I wish we would have picked Eve for short. We used my husbands and my grandmothers names to get Genevieve Faye. Beautiful strong women whose names will be forever remembered in our family." Jul. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Genevieve too! I love it, even though no one can ever spell it (including me,until I was 4). I used to go by Gen until I found I was being introduced as Gen, and people would assume I was a Jennifer.. which I'm NOT! Now I make everyone call me Genevieve, except my close family. I highly recommend anyone who is looking for a baby name to chose GENEVIEVE" Jun. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Wowits beautiful! Im only 14 but when i get married, and if i have a girl, thats her name!" May. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "we named our daughter Genevieve Lucy and everyone thought we were mad !! we love her name and so does she. She has lots of nicknames Gen, Gennie, Evie, Vivi, Lockett and it has certainly made her a very interesting person." Apr. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Genevieve. i love my name as much as anyone ever could, however i hated it when i was little so anyone i grew up with called me Gen. This led to some issues because even the DMV spelt my name wrong in their database and i had to go it get it changed. Besides everyone spelling my name with a J, Genevieve is an extremely adaptable name, both in a causual setting and a professional quality for later on in life" Mar. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Genevieve Charlize and I love, love my name. Except when people can't pronounce it or spell it wrong. Other than that I get compliments whereever I go." Mar. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a 33 year old Genevieve. I love my name as much as a person could. When I was younger, I hated it because people used to make such a fuss about how beautiful it was. It was only after the woman I was named after died that I began to appreciate my name and embrace it. I feel that it is perfect for me. The only nick name I go by is Gen. My dad and sister call me that. I expect everyone else to call me Genevieve. I hate the nick name Ginny. I wanted to name my daughter Genevieve but my husband decided that one Genevieve in the family was enough!" Feb. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "If I was having a second daughter, I'd use this name. I would have called her Vivi for short. My first daughter was Annabella. I think Annabella (Ella) and Genevieve (Vivi) would make perfect sisters names." Feb. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Genevieve is my late Grandmother's name. She just passed away last February and she was the most amazing person I have ever met. She was also very godly and had strong faith. I want my first born daughter to be named after her...but not sure what we will end up calling her for short..thanks for the great ideas and reports" Feb. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Genevieve and I love it. Often people who see it written will mistake it for Geneva, Jennifer, etc. Many people also have trouble spelling it. But it is a beautiful name, and when a new person remembers it when they see you again or spells it correctly on the first try it feels wonderful. :) I suppose it points out the people who truly pay attention and care about you." Jan. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Genevieve and obviously love it. She's only one but loves having her name sung to her. I'm expecting her to have problems with others being able to spell it but I have problems with people spelling my name Rebecca. We haven't shortened her name but her brother calls her Gen Gen." Jan. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Perfect, classic, beautiful and ambitious first name. Perfect name for any female leader. My daughter's name is Genevieve Anntoinette. Her nickname has always been Gigi (zhee-zhee). I think this is a great nickname for any Genevieve and goes well with the fact that Saint Genevieve is Patroness of Paris!!!" Jan. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Genevieve is one of our top names for our daughter who is due in 2009. I've done a lot of research on this name. Many are using Evie (with a soft 'E') as the nickname as Gen, Genny, etc. are so overused. Our back up names are Natalie, Gabrielle (Ellie) and Leah. When I've asked around, Genevieve has pretty much been everyone's favorite out of our list." Nov. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Genevieve. The first time I heard the name I fell in love with it and I told my husband if I ever have a little girl I was going to name her Genevieve and he agreed. We had to wait 9 years but it was worth the wait. She is now 15 and she loves her name. At first people had a hard time calling her by her name and spelling it but I always get nice comments about her name. It's nice to know that there are other girls with the same name cause I don't know anybody else with this name." Nov. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Genevieve has got the be the best name on earth! you can pronounce in different in serval different languages. Have different nicknames like Gen or VeeVee. And most of all its a unique name mostly popular in 1920's ;) i love my name." Nov. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just had a baby girl Sept. 5, 2008 and we named her Genevieve. My husband and I love the name, but I am tired of people ALWAYS calling her Genna. I like the nickname Genna, but her name on her birth certificate is Genevieve Claire, and I like the name and I wish people would call her what we named her!!!" Sep. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I Love my name!!! Not too many people have it in terms of school and all. In fact, my entire life has been spent being the only Genevieve on record at all my schools which was fun!!! I was named after my grandmother's middle name which was "Genoveva" (spanish version of Genevieve). My mom decided on the French version. Some nicknames people give me are Gen or Genny. Some of friends say Gen and some of my family say Genny. Mostly though, people just say Genevieve!!! It's a name that most people are proud of!!! ^_^" Sep. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I Love my name!!! Not too many people have it in terms of school and all. In fact, my entire life has been spent being the only Genevieve on record at all my schools which was fun!!! I was named after my grandmother's middle name which was "Genoveva" (spanish version of Genevieve). My mom decided on the French version. Some nicknames people give me are Gen or Genny. Some of friends say Gen and some of my family say Genny. Mostly though, people just say Genevieve!!! It's a name that most people are proud of!!! ^_^" Sep. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think This is an awesome name. Honestly no matter what your name is people still get it wrong. embrace it" Sep. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "hello my name is genevieve i am 10 yrs old some people dont usually call me genevieve my real name but i use my other name viola so thats me" Sep. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is named Jenavieve MyLinh. Mylinh means "beautiful soul" in Vietnamese. We will probably call her Jena for short but we are still calling her by her full name. I love this name for her. I think it's beautiful, classic, and rare. An old friend just recently copied the first and middle name for her daughter. Please don't do that to a friend. That's not nice!! Be more original! At least pick a different middle name!" Aug. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is named Jenavieve MyLinh. Mylinh means "beautiful soul" in Vietnamese. We will probably call her Jena for short but we are still calling her by her full name. I love this name for her. I think it's beautiful, classic, and rare. An old friend just recently copied the first and middle name for her daughter. Please don't do that to a friend. That's not nice!! Be more original! At least pick a different middle name!" Aug. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Genevieve, NOT the French pronunciation though! My dad's English and my mum's Dutch, I've spent most of my life in Holland and almost nobody here can pronounce my name. My Dad liked the name Jenna, from a British TV show called Blake 7, but for some reason he thought that wasn't a real name (rather an abbreviation) so they called me Genevieve. My grandmother completely misunderstood when I was born, and instead of telling everyone my correct name, Genevieve Lisa, she told them it was Jennifer Louise :) In Holland people usually say "what???" when I say my name, and they end up calling me anything from Jennifer, to Guinevere, to Gwendolyn... Most English-speaking people can pronounce my name though. I'm usually called Gen, or Vief (Dutch pronunciation of Vieve). I love my name now, though it has taken quite some time, I'm 26 and I've only recently started to appreciate it! I hope more little girls get called Genevieve!" Aug. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name, Genevieve. It's unique and solid, my grandmother's name. I go by Genevieve - my mom says since I was 3 I have insisted to go by my full name. People often want to shorten it, my twin brother is pretty much the only one I feel comfortable with saying gen." Aug. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Genevieve. i really like my name, however people often struggle to pronounce it. i live in South Africa so no one actually pronounces it the correct way as in France. My mom is the only one who says it right.... soooooo many people comment on my name and wish to have my name... haha! =)" Aug. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is genevieve and every one spells it wrong and say it wrong as well but reading these commments make me feel proud of having my name but my name is genevieve but im greek so its a bit weird but most people call me gennna or gen I HAVE LEARNT TO LOVE MY NAME!!!" Jul. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My great grandma's name was Genevieve, and my mom told me she almost named me it. I couldn't believe she named me something so unoriginal, Jessica, over such a beautiful, unique name! I so want to change my name now. My middle name is my grandma's name, so having my great grandma's name would be interesting... Anyway, I love this name. I think it's weird that people have trouble spelling/pronouncing it because I've never, ever not know how to say that name (not because it was my grandma's - I didn't know it was 'til today because everyone always called her Jean) or spell it." Jul. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Genevieve is an old family name and I'm so glad that I gave the name to my daughter. It is unusual and beautiful. But...it's like nails on a blackboard when I hear people show off and incorrectly pronounce the French version. The first syllable should be zhuh or zhen NOT zhawn." Jun. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name for our new daughter, was thinking of Viva as a nickname..." Jun. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name for our new daughter, was thinking of Viva as a nickname..." Jun. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 9 week old first child is Genevieve! I am sick of people asking what I am going to call her! Did I not just say Genevieve. LOL Anyways congrats to ALL of the Genevieves out there! I love your name!" May. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Genevieve. I never really gotten round to fully appreciating my name. I always thought it was a hassle because a lot of people substitue words in my name and I have to keep repeating my name until sometimes I forget how to spell it. After reading so many comments, I really appreciate my name now. It's really unique. =)" Mar. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Evey (after my great aunt Evelyn) and my wife likes Genevieve, so Genevieve works great for us, since Evey can be a nickname for it. Goes well with our son Liam, whose full name is William (Liam is the Irish nickname for William, just drop the Wil). Now we just need to have a daughter..." Feb. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is the name we have chosen if the one on the way is a girl. I love it so much, and we intend to call her "Evie."" Feb. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our soon to arrive daughter Genevieve after my great grandmother and my aunt (and my niece also has the name Jenny). It's a very classical and sophisticated name of elegance to me, Gaston(pronounced the same as in "Beauty and the Beast")." Jan. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Genevieve is my best friend! I love her name, while I'm a Kyla -which is also nice i think- Genevieve is a lovely name and I'm jealous sometimes." Dec. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm writing a short story with the name Genevieve - its really cool I really like it!" Nov. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name. All my life, however, it's been miss spelled or miss pronounced. It's doesn't even phase me anymore though, it makes me feel unique." Oct. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "im from uk, this is my nieces name and initially i didnt like the name, but ive completely changed my mind. Genevieve is a fancy name but if were speaking day to day we call her gena which is a lovely name in itsself" Oct. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "LOVE IT!! If we have a baby girl (due April 08)this will be her name." Oct. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is genevieve and honestly its the best name in the world, I couldnt imagine having a name that everyone has, I get my name from my great grandma. People always say it wrong but thats cool cause i like it to be hard, i always have to say it 10 times, i like being called the french way but most people call me the american way or whatever.. Everyone i know just loves my name, people love to write my name really pretty, and give it to, i get plenty of complements on my name, I am going to naem my daughter Genevieve, kinda corney but i'll just use the french way cause its sexy and she can take the american way!! I totally love my name!!" Aug. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I wanted to share that Genevieve is the name of the patron saint of Paris, a beautiful young girl known far and wide for her modestly and bravery. Genevieve is also the name is a German goddess, I believe, from German mythology-- the wife of Siegfried. And, of course, Genevieve the dog in the childrens' book Madeleine." Jul. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I always feel special and rare because of my name. I pronounce it Jon-vee-ev, but when I'm in a hurry, like on the phone to a nurse or something, I can say Genna or Gen-eh-veev. The name requires a little flexibility, because almost everyone I know says it a tiny bit differently, but I'll tell you--- no one forgets me after I tell them the name. Now, they may not be able to repeat it, but this name has gained me interviews, special attention, and people tend to assume I'm special from the first meeting because I have a unique name. And, because it's an older name, people always say, "Oh, my grandmother's sister had that name," and they remember you forever. Or, they'll say, "I've only met one person with that name in my entire life." My grandmother is French and has the same name, but some people close to her called her Vivi (or Genna like me). It's a name you can dress up or down according to the occasion." Jul. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We had a baby girl last week and decided upon this name as I am half French and wanted to pass on some French heritage to our child. It is also my French grandmother's name. I know that she will experience some problems with people not being able to spell or pronounce her name properly, but I have also been down that route with a French name and have never had a problem. It's good to use some of these less obvious names!" Jul. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Genevieve. It's hard when people meet me for the first time because they always say it wrong and I have to repeat it like 7,8 times. But overall I do like it. It's different and French. :D" Jul. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Geneviýve, and I'm very happy with it. It was my grandmother's name as well. It's supposed to be pronounced somewhere along the lines of 'zhon-vyev', but nobody ever gets it right, which is okay with me. My mom, being a French expatriate, absolutely abhors the Americanized pronunciation. LOL!" Mar. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name and I love it. Sure people do pronounce it wrong and say it wrong. I go by Jenny and that is what people call me. Even my family calls me Jenny. Some do call me Genevieve and the say correctly, so I`m not bothered by it. The correct way to say it is Jen-neh-veeve." Jan. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is genevieve and it has been pronounced wrong very many times, i was called gwenavere for a whole year in my band class, it didn't really bug me so i didn't correct my director. I finally corrected him once but it was no biggy. at least my name isn't gretchen, my sub in science called be that today, i do wish that my name was pronounced the french way, sha-ve-ev in stead of gen-a-veve i think it sound so much better that way, and more exotic. i like gen though, it fits on the papers when they say name:______ i can't fit both my first and last names on those, which really stinks but oh well...win some lose some hope you liked my story gen ps i like to write it with a pronounciation mark over the 2nd to last e but i am not wuite sure how to do that on here so i will leave it alone" Dec. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name, and when I was younger I used to absolutely hate it, but now I absolutely love the originality of it. I always get compliments on what a beautiful name it is, and the reason my mum named me Genevieve was after the movie "Genevieve" in the 1950's, about a car, haha. I shorten it to "Gen" though, and my parents call me "Genna" which I hate, I'd rather be called "Gen" or "Genevieve"!" Nov. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Genevieve is my name, my parents come form Quebec and my fathers graet graet grandma was named Genevieve, i hate it because its such a pretty name and not many people can pronounce it right. it feels like a waste, but overall i think its a cool name." Sep. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I might name my baby Genevieve - haven't decided yet" Jul. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE this name, and I'm trying to find out the different ways of pronouncing it. I personally like "Jen-i-veve" or the french way, "Jean-V-ev". I understand how whoever you are feel......my name's Tamara and I've only ever found one thing with my name on.......a mini mug!" Jul. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's a great name, very unique but it definatly gets mispronounced ALL the time. I go by Gen or the full pronunciation, but my parents call me Genny. I love my name and wouldn't trade it for any other." Jul. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is GEnevieve, and any time my dad says it i dont see how he prounounces it. i dont think i can accully pronouce it the right way even! When he does do the "fancy" way of saying in front of my friends, my friends then after always do that! it is so annoying! they think they are so very smart for being about to say it a way i cant! i mean, i love my name and stuff, but i have been sorta made fun of it for it... ussally i ignore then but now its just irritating!!!" Jun. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "well to tell you the truth, i was named after my dad's ex-girlfriend...(guess, you're all wondering how my mom feels about that... well, she was a little pissed but then she did not have any choice since it was my dad's turn to name their child) people often spell it wrong, they have a hard time with the i's and e's... and we girls who have genevieve as their first name are few (well, at least i think so since i have met less than 10 persons alive with the same name)... all in all, i love my name... very female, very parisian and elegant...=)" May. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "genevieve is a really cool name, because it is all different, and no-one else has it! (well, nearly!) if you can't find anything, go to france! they have heaps of genevieve stuff! also, i have 2 key-rings and a pretty writing pad with my name on, so u can get stuff! all my mates call me gen, and people used to call me genevieve (the french way, haha :( ) but i like it and i dont care what people say, so go the genevieves!" Apr. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is my first name and I love it. I might name my daugher Genevieve." Mar. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name too - pretty awesome name don't you think?" Mar. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name and I love it! I always get compliments on how pretty it is, though teachers often pronounce it wrong. My friend's call me "Gen" but only those close to me, since I feel "Genevieve" is much more unique. The irony of me having a French name is that I'm not even CLOSE to being French. My mom is Thai and my dad is Indian (I picked up his looks) and I have some Chinese, Portugese, American, etc. mixed into me. My favorite and personal greeting to strangers is: "Hello, my name is Genevieve, and I am not French." " Mar. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • ""My hope! my Love! my Genevieve!" The name immortalized by the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem: "Love". I hope that women with this name know how lucky they are." Jan. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "its my name and can not find anything with it on anywhere" Aug. 12, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "I hate my name, Genevieve, because no one says it correctly, and they all say it the english way, which isn't my name. I got made fun of for it in school being called 'john' or 'vivi' or something else that isn't kind. The pronounciation is 'Jahn-vee-ehv'" Mar. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "the best name that i've ever heared is my name and i'm proud to say that i am Genevieve. But let me tell u a short story about my name and how come that i did like it. . 1 of my Business law professor pronounced my name as Gene-vie-ve in front of the entire class, they laugh at me but guess what i felt?? I'm still happy and not mad hahahaha,.. mybe bcoz from that time on it made me realize the real essence of being Genevieve and how proud i am of my mom that she gave me a name like that.." Feb. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

      44 Neutral Comments

  • "My husband wanted to name our 2nd daughter Evey. I wanted her to have a proper name in case it became too babyish for her as she got older. After going through some names, Evelyn was one, we settled on Genevieve. She is eee-vey. but some pronounce it evv-eey and it gets misspelled at times too (Evie). Her pediatrician calls her Jenn, which I like. there are so many pretty ways to shorten this name. Now that she is 10, she has started to incorporate her full name into her school papers and on her backpack. She loves her name too." Jul. 31, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Daughter Name is GENEVIEVE but I use to call her VIVI,Many people say the Name is Beautiful and very Adorable,I Realy Proud to give my Daughter this Name" May. 22, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a daughter named Genevieve Isla with the nickname Evie. She also gets called Vivi. A great name with lots of nickname potential!" Jan. 27, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "We have just named our daughter Genevieve Isla with 'Evie' as a nn. We love it!" Oct. 14, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Genevieve. Im 14 years old, and ever since i was little i HATED my name, so i asked for people to call me Genna. ( like Jenna, except with a G ) If anyone out there who is deciding on naming their child Genevieve, Genna (i think) is a great nickname. I get compliments on my names all the time." Feb. 13, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Genevieve and i'm 12. When I have a substitute teacher in school they always pronounce my name like Geneva or Geneevee, but they almost never are able to pronounce Genevieve. I didn't think that it was that hard to read, but i guess subs are just not very good at anything." Dec. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am also genevieve. my mother s name is evelyn, everyone calls her evie and i love the fact that her name is in mine. everyone calls me gena...when someone calls me genevieve i notice as its a name with strong short names in it gen evi eve, and i do nt hear it often...so when i hear it its beautiful and so rare, i feel special. i ll call my daughter eve for all the times i have nt heard that last part of my name." May. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are expecting a baby girl, and we have chosen Genevieve for the middle name. We think its a very lovely name, and goes nicely with the short first name that we've picked." Apr. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My aunt's middle name is Genevieve, but it is spelled GENEVIýVE, the original French spelling." Nov. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE MY NAME. I think it is just classic and elegant but you can shorten it to all kinds of nick names. I go by Gigi, Gen, and most people call me Genevieve and people usually butcher it but then again so do I!" Oct. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter after my french name and the patron saint of Paris France, Genevieve. However her name is pronounced the french way. Sounds like shawn-V-ev. (very french j sound for the G)We call her GG for short. Everybody loves her name and she will always be unique wherever she goes....as long as it is not Paris France." Aug. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a Genevieve but I am never called it, always Vieve (pronounced Vivi). I don't mind the name but I don't like people calling me by it because it doesn't suit my personality! Also I'm always having to spell it and everyone always goes on about how beautiful it is. It can be useful though if I'm in a posh place or complaining to someone in a restaurant or something! it carries a bit of weight I think!!" Jun. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "how do you pronouce this..jean-vieve? is you're not french, DON'T use french names..like wow, freaks." Jun. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Genevieve. I love, love french names. If I ever have daughters, Genevieve is on the list along with Emmeline and Cassia. Beautiful names." Apr. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gennevie...I'm always confused with "Genevieve" I guess cause it's more common. Anyway, I guess I like the name..wished it weren't so confusing for people." Apr. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just named my daughter Genevieve, she's only 10 days old, but we've had lots of nice comments. We are calling her Neve for short." Feb. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi...I'm Genevieve too and I felt so proud to have it, I really thanked my parents by naming me as it, before I wonder why I had different name among siblings I thought was adopted coz I didnt rhyme with theme. But as times goes by i got all compliments that I owe to my name." Feb. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Genevieve too! I used to not like the name when I was little because it was hard to explain and I still get people called me "Geneva", but I There are SO many nicknames! Gen/ny/nie Ginny Evie Eve Gigi Vivi/Veevee Vee They are all very different too! When I was young I went by Gen, Genny, Evie and now I also like to go by Gigi. It's great to pick a name for your child that they can adapt to their personality later on :)" Feb. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a 15-year-old Genevieve. I have met one person with the same name that went to my school, but i didn't really like her. I get compliments all the time, and have pains with teachers pronouncing it even more. Most call me Gennie, and this is pronounced incorrectly more than Genevieve (as Jeannie).If i could go back I would probably just stick with the name I was given." Jan. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I"M A GENEVIEVE!! love it though... don't really have any nicknames..though people call me gen in soccer cause genevieve takes too long when you're shouting it. people always comment that its a beautiful name and its true. i think i've only met two other genevieve and they were amazing... people have too much trouble spelling it though... and when you get the little letter stickers there are never enough e's..." Oct. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am genevieve too and very excited from the comments l've read about the name.In Ghana; my country, people have prolems pronoucing and spelling it as well. I throughly love the meaning too." Oct. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Genevieve and i ahve had no end of trouble with people pronouncing and spelling it incorrectly. even my pre-school teacher couldnt spell it. however it helped me to quickly learn how to spell it so i could correct them. i love the name though!" Oct. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Genevieve. I love my name. When I first meet people they either say it's a beautiful name or ask me to repeat it several times before they can pronounce it properly. I had a friend in high school that always called me Gwenevieve even after I told him the right pronunciation several times. I have a lot of nicknames... Gen, Vieve, Viva, Eve. I prefer Genevieve, but all those nicknames are great." Jul. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Genevieve and yes people don't know what to call me half the time. LOL. I answer to "Gen," "Vivi," but most often "Vieve" (pronounced as Viv) that people think my full name is either Vivien or Vivian. I was named after my grandmother who's name is "Genoveva," the Spanish version of my name. I think it's cool and sounds so confident and regal that it does help me want to "live up" to my name. =P" Apr. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I had a friend in junior high with this name, except everyone called her Gennie. This led to a bit of confusion, as everyone seemed to think her full name was Gennifer. This always irritated her to the point that when she got into high school, she insisted on being called Genevieve instead of Gennie. I think she made the right decision, because I much prefer the full name to the shortened one. It has a more regal sound to it, whereas Gennie sounds like the name of "The plain girl next door.' (No offense meant to anyone out there named Gennie; it's just my opinion.) Still a nice name for a nice girl, as she was." Mar. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Genevieve and i realy like it and i have noticed there is so many nick names it can have ie: Gen, Genna,Genny or my friend spells it with an i so Genni, or Genneh, Eve and Evie and probably more i think it is a wonderful name and not to common either which makes it sound much less generic." Jan. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "well, i love my name, since its unique and all, but... it doesn't feel very good when people always can't get your name right..." Jan. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my bff name is genevieve and i have NO idea how to spell it half the time so i have to call her gen and she doesn't care but i think it is a very pretty name" Nov. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Oh and one more piece of info, I have a Penguin Dictionary of surnames and it gives the meaning of the surname Jeeves as being 'son of Genevieve'. Where this came from I have no idea and I've seen no other surnames derived from a female name. So if any of you Genevieves have a son you might want to call him Jeeves!" Nov. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Genevieve is my name and I love it too. Lots of people comment that it's a lovely name and as someone said earlier, they will mention a sister or aunt who had the name. I read once it is more popular in Australia and New Zealand than in the UK, not sure why (I'm Australian). In Australia a Genevieve over about 35 is probably a Roman Catholic (as I am) but now it is quite fashionable here with everyone. My nieces sometimes say Jon-vee-ev thinking this is the French pronunciation, but when I've been in France I notice they actually say Gen-eh-vee-ev. The first syllable is a flat 'e' as in Ben. The second e is pronounced gently. It's actually a four-syllable name in France. The last 'ev' is also quite flat - note that in French there is a grave on the second last e giving it a flat sound. Also FYI the street in Paris was called Rue du Ste. Genevievre in 1989 but when I went back in 2005 the r had been removed." Nov. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Genevieve, however no one knows me by that name because when I was little no one could pronounce it corrently since I am from the latin culture. It is not a common name among Puerto Ricans. I am known by Jennie. I would have rather to be name Geneva which is easier to pronounce." Oct. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is genevieve i luv it sooo much! im glad i have it" Sep. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my nme is Genevieve, i find it cute evendo sumtyms its hard to pronounce" Jul. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my nme is Genevieve, i find it cute evendo sumtyms its hard to pronounce" Jul. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "well my name is genevieve and i pronounce gen-vee-ev ("gen" spoken as the french "je" ). no one can ever say it right. My father is French and my mother is of French descent and that is how they pronounce my name." Jun. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like this name but its my partner's ex's name. I like the nn Evie." Jun. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandmother's name was Genevieve and this September we will be welcoming our daughter Scarlet Genevieve to the family! I think it is a beautiful name!" Jun. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "No one can pronounce it right; no one can spell it right, on their first try at least. Gen-a-vieve. Most people call me Guinevere on their first try, which I really hate, but I get called a lot of other odd things too. It's entertaining to hear what new way people will come up with to pronouce my name. Usually if there's a long pause, a worried expression and some longish blur of letters I know someone's calling my name. ;) You certainly learn some patience with it at least! I've met a total of TWO other people named Genevieve, and neither in the area I live in. Mostly I hear people say, "oh yah, my great aunt who's been dead for 20 years name was Genevieve." Or something along the lines of the person either being ancient or dead. I usually go by Gen, occasionally Genna, but mostly just Gen. It's too hard to yell GENEVIEVE across a soccer field or over the intercom at work (it would be so garbled I wouldn't even know what they were trying to say!). It's kinda neat because it isn't very common a name, but can be frustrating too." Jan. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Genevieve , poeple pronounce Jen-neh-veeve . And thats how i pronounce it . I didnt know that there were other pronounciations until now . I dont want to prounouce it jean-vyev . Cos it aint as fenimine and my name is already different enough for every one . I like my name !" Jan. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Asian, and have the name Genevieve too. It's quite a common name around Asia, and in Elementary school(Primary school), there have been at least three other people with the same name as me. I don't hate it, but I daresay I wished I had a more unique name." Nov. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Genevieve is the name of my 12 day old daughter. She is named after her great-grandmother. I have received many compliments on her name, but people have a hard time spelling it correctly. I love it for its beauty, elegance, and history. We will not shorten it to Gen or Genny." Jun. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named after my grandma so I didn't fill like my own preson i felt like a preson people wouldn't notice me at all.......I hate myo name becaues people always make fun of my name.......So i sortented it to Genna.......now that i'm older i'm begining to grow on my name....." May. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name and I have meet about 8 people with the name - its uncommon but is a very classic name. I do although wish I had a shorter name! I'm French and you pronouce it: John-Vee-Ev" Apr. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a multiethnic teenager with the name Genevieve, and I hate it when teachers and adults think it's clever to pronounce my name as if I were French. They feel like it's their private joke, but I've lived with it my whole life. I also don't like people wanting to shorten it to "Gen" or "Genny", and that as a little girl the only thing I knew of with my name was the dog Genevieve from the Madeline storybooks. Overall, even though people sometimes horribly mangle my name (Geneva?) it seems very pretty and elegant to me, like a name for a Victorian doll." Aug. 13, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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