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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 24 Views | 🔊 15 Pronunciations
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Gender: Female

Origin: French

Meaning: White Wave, Race of Women

Pronunciation: JEN-uh-veev, /ˈdʒɛn əˌviv/, JH EH N AH V IY V

Popularity Rank: #4,356

On this page:

  • 1. Genevieve Meaning
  • 2. Genevieve Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Genevieve
  • 4. Translations of Genevieve
  • 5. Genevieve Name Popularity
  • 6. Genevieve popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Genevieve
  • 8. Genevieve Name Poster
  • 9. Names similar to Genevieve

Genevieve Meaning

Derived from the Latin name Genovefa, meaning 'tribe woman' or 'woman of the family'. It was the name of a fifth-century saint who is the patroness of Paris.

Genevieve also means "White Wave, Race of Women, White and Smooth, Soft, White Race, Tribal woman or woman of the family".

Genevieve is commonly found in France, United States of America, South Africa, and 68 more countries.

Genevieve Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: JEN-uh-veev

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈdʒɛn əˌviv/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: JH EH N AH V IY V

JH: Pronounce as in "joke" (JH OW K)

EH: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

N: Pronounce as in "no" (N OW)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

V: Pronounce as in "van" (V AE N)

IY: Pronounce as in "see" (S IY)

V: Pronounce as in "van" (V AE N)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Genevieve

  • Belarusian: Святая Жэнеўева
  • Catalan; Valencian: Genoveva de París
  • Czech: Jenovéfa
  • Danish: Geneviève (skytshelgeninde)
  • Spanish; Castilian: Genoveva (santa)
  • Finnish: Geneviève
  • French: Sainte Geneviève
  • Hebrew: ז'נבייב הקדושה
  • Hungarian: Szent Genovéva
  • Macedonian: Геновева
  • Malayalam: ജെനിവീവ്
  • Polish: Genowefa z Paryża
  • Russian: Женевьева Парижская
  • Serbian: Света Геновева
  • Swedish: Geneviève (helgon)
  • Ukrainian: Свята Женев'єва
  • Vietnamese: Thánh Geneviève
  • Chinese: 圣日内维耶

Genevieve Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Genevieve is recorded 13,748 times globally, ranking it as the 4,356th most common name worldwide.

Genevieve is most prevalent in France, with 5,996 occurrences, making it the 531th most popular name in the country.

In France, the name Genevieve is found among 1 in every 217 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Genevieve Popularity by Country

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France#5311 : 217
United States of America#1,6271 : 792
South Africa#2,2621 : 2,822
Canada#7061 : 458
Nigeria#2,0811 : 2,343
United Kingdom#1,9281 : 1,128
Cameroon#6111 : 895
Belgium#1,0411 : 609
Singapore#1,3131 : 2,077
Italy#7,3701 : 7,255
Malaysia#8,1441 : 15,431
Ghana#8651 : 1,399
Ireland#1,0761 : 743
Philippines#1,0491 : 2,023
Netherlands#4,1501 : 3,357
Saudi Arabia#24,9881 : 37,079
Switzerland#2,5041 : 2,622
Mauritius#1,3011 : 1,703
United Arab Emirates#9,1241 : 14,422
Hong Kong#3,8051 : 6,332
Kuwait#6,2401 : 10,748
Lebanon#3,1551 : 3,756
Spain#10,8861 : 16,954
Namibia#1,2931 : 3,533
Qatar#7,7721 : 13,966
Germany#9,1291 : 11,829

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Genevieve popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Genevieve from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

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