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Genesis

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How popular is the baby name Genesis in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1964 5 5 0
1969 7 7 0
1970 17 11 6
1971 10 10 0
1972 8 8 0
1973 27 17 10
1974 35 25 10
1975 42 35 7
1976 40 32 8
1977 42 32 10
1978 67 55 12
1979 66 54 12
1980 59 51 8
1981 62 51 11
1982 68 55 13
1983 72 63 9
1984 74 61 13
1985 80 69 11
1986 84 64 20
1987 151 138 13
1988 265 247 18
1989 373 322 51
1990 409 390 19
1991 623 584 39
1992 728 686 42
1993 629 582 47
1994 1,084 1,042 42
1995 840 796 44
1996 1,068 1,028 40
1997 1,182 1,148 34
1998 1,225 1,184 41
1999 1,304 1,243 61
2000 1,351 1,303 48
2001 1,468 1,417 51
2002 1,432 1,371 61
2003 1,556 1,493 63
2004 1,914 1,858 56
2005 2,291 2,224 67
2006 2,156 2,086 70
2007 2,546 2,485 61
2008 3,595 3,518 77 #95 girl name
2009 3,749 3,667 82 #83 girl name
2010 3,371 3,303 68 #89 girl name
2011 3,585 3,504 81 #82 girl name
2012 4,370 4,295 75 #56 girl name
2013 4,372 4,292 80 #55 girl name
2014 4,218 4,155 63 #68 girl name
2015 4,240 4,148 92 #65 girl name

Fun Facts about the name Genesis

  • How many people with the first name Genesis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 56,960 babies born with the first name Genesis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Genesis to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Genesis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1964 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Genesis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Genesis is Tuesday, July 9th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Genesis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Genesis was in 2012 with a total of 4,295 babies. That's a lot of babies named Genesis!
  • Random Genesis Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Genesis ranks 73rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maryland. Imagine that, 71 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Genesis: Your name in reverse order is Siseneg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Enigses. How do you pronounce that?
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Genesis" mean? The list below shows the origins of Genesis as well as things modernly associated with the name Genesis such as celebrities named Genesis.

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Origin and Meaning of Genesis

The name "Genesis" is of Greek origin, and it means "Beginning, Birth". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Gen"e*sis
Senses
  1. The act of producing, or giving birth or origin to anything; the process or mode of originating; production; formation; origination."The origin and genesis of poor Sterling's club." [Carlyle.]
  2. The first book of the Old Testament; -- so called by the Greek translators, from its containing the history of the creation of the world and of the human race.
  3. [Geom] Same as Generation.

Etymology: L., from Gr. ge`nesis, fr. the root of gi`gnesqai to beget, be born; akin to L. genus birth, race. See Gender

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The first book of the Old Testament: tells of Creation; Adam and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood; God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and Esau; Joseph and his brothers
  2. A coming into being

From Ancient Greek γένεσις (génesis, “creation, beginning, origin”).

  1. (religion) The first sacred book in the Torah and the Hebrew Bible.
  2. A female given name of American usage since the 1980s.
  3. (video games) The video game console Mega Drive by Sega.

Genesis was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans, Dutch, German, Slovak, and Swedish

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What does the name Genesis mean?

Gis for goal, your eye on the future.

Eis for excellence, your passion, your drive.

Nis for notable, distinguished are your feats

Eis for expressive, not one to hold within.

Sis for superb, a great attitude about life.

Iis for intriguing, arousing the curiosity of others

Sis for serene, your calm time.

Past life for Genesis born Jul 28, 1952

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Tibet approximately on 850. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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