Genesis

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since 1880
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Genesis mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Genesis

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Gen"e*sis
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  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

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  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
Wiktionary

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

Notable Persons Named Genesis

Génesis Rodríguez is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1994 to 1994. Génesis was given the name Génesis Rodríguez Pérez on July 29th, 1987 in Miami, Florida, U.S. Génesis is also known as Genny.

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Genesis Breyer P-Orridge is an experimental music, industrial music, avant-garde, and psychedelic music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1965 to present. Genesis was given the name Neil Andrew Megson on February 22nd, 1950. Genesis is also known as DJ Doktor Megatrip, Megs'on, P. Ornot, PT001, Vernon Castle, and Shirley Ghostman.

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Genesis is a comics character.

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Genesis Potini was a famous somebody. Genesis was given the name Genesis Wayne Potini on September 5th, 1963. He passed away on August 15th, 2011.

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Génesis Dávila is a noteworthy person. She holds the title Miss Arroyo Universe 2013, Miss Intercontinental Puerto Rico 2012, Miss Arroyo Mundo 2014, Miss Mundo Puerto Rico 2013, Arroyo, Puerto Rico, and Miss Puerto Rico. Génesis was given the name Génesis María Dávila Pérez on November 18th, 1992 in Arroyo, Puerto Rico.

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Genesis Walker is an important person.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Genesis

Domo Genesis is a hip hop music rapping. He plays Vocals, keyboards, and Keyboard instrument. He has been prominent since 2007. Domo was given the name Dominique Marquis Cole on March 9th, 1991 in Inglewood, California, U.S. Domo is also known as Doms, Domonique, and Damier.

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Genesis is a comics character.

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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 1,305 1,244 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 2,158 2,088 70
2007 2,546 2,485 61
2008 3,597 3,520 77 #95 girl name
2009 3,750 3,668 82 #83 girl name
2010 3,371 3,303 68 #89 girl name
2011 3,590 3,508 82 #81 girl name
2012 4,370 4,295 75 #56 girl name
2013 4,373 4,293 80 #55 girl name
2014 4,221 4,158 63 #68 girl name
2015 4,250 4,157 93 #65 girl name
2016 4,421 4,325 96 #58 girl name

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Popularity of Genesis as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Genesis

  • How Popular is the name Genesis? Genesis is the 872nd most popular name of all time. In 2016 Genesis was the 58th most popular name.
  • How many people with the first name Genesis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 61,406 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 2016 with a total of 4,325 babies. That's a lot of babies named Genesis!
  • Random Genesis Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Genesis ranks 79th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 43 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 2016.
  • 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 Eignsse. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.