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Geneva

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 28 28 0
1881 35 35 0
1882 47 47 0
1883 48 48 0
1884 63 63 0
1885 50 50 0
1886 71 71 0
1887 95 95 0
1888 109 109 0
1889 117 117 0
1890 112 112 0
1891 96 96 0
1892 131 131 0
1893 152 152 0
1894 180 180 0
1895 180 180 0
1896 197 197 0
1897 183 183 0
1898 220 220 0
1899 218 218 0
1900 319 319 0
1901 244 244 0
1902 308 308 0
1903 308 308 0
1904 374 374 0
1905 398 398 0
1906 396 396 0
1907 464 464 0
1908 511 511 0
1909 539 539 0
1910 699 699 0
1911 688 688 0
1912 996 991 5
1913 1,075 1,068 7
1914 1,371 1,371 0
1915 1,867 1,856 11
1916 1,930 1,919 11
1917 2,012 1,997 15
1918 2,201 2,192 9
1919 2,271 2,262 9
1920 2,482 2,467 15
1921 2,493 2,485 8
1922 2,455 2,443 12
1923 2,415 2,406 9
1924 2,590 2,582 8
1925 2,480 2,470 10
1926 2,344 2,328 16
1927 2,270 2,264 6
1928 1,994 1,981 13
1929 1,860 1,847 13
1930 1,806 1,797 9
1931 1,672 1,663 9
1932 1,640 1,634 6
1933 1,429 1,420 9
1934 1,482 1,470 12
1935 1,306 1,306 0
1936 1,341 1,336 5
1937 1,338 1,329 9
1938 1,186 1,177 9
1939 1,149 1,143 6
1940 1,080 1,071 9
1941 1,053 1,047 6
1942 1,055 1,047 8
1943 993 993 0
1944 924 916 8
1945 917 912 5
1946 955 955 0
1947 932 926 6
1948 827 827 0
1949 791 786 5
1950 755 755 0
1951 722 722 0
1952 694 694 0
1953 746 746 0
1954 646 646 0
1955 557 557 0
1956 546 546 0
1957 560 560 0
1958 495 495 0
1959 457 457 0
1960 430 430 0
1961 425 425 0
1962 371 371 0
1963 343 343 0
1964 376 376 0
1965 305 299 6
1966 288 288 0
1967 293 293 0
1968 267 262 5
1969 262 262 0
1970 297 297 0
1971 239 239 0
1972 251 251 0
1973 283 283 0
1974 213 213 0
1975 252 252 0
1976 248 248 0
1977 247 247 0
1978 249 249 0
1979 230 230 0
1980 257 257 0
1981 260 260 0
1982 245 245 0
1983 259 259 0
1984 219 219 0
1985 235 235 0
1986 208 208 0
1987 188 188 0
1988 238 238 0
1989 226 226 0
1990 231 231 0
1991 210 210 0
1992 208 208 0
1993 209 209 0
1994 197 197 0
1995 189 189 0
1996 185 185 0
1997 183 183 0
1998 180 180 0
1999 180 180 0
2000 157 157 0
2001 164 164 0
2002 165 165 0
2003 153 153 0
2004 155 155 0
2005 151 151 0
2006 161 161 0
2007 170 170 0
2008 155 155 0
2009 171 171 0
2010 151 151 0
2011 157 157 0
2012 185 185 0
2013 158 158 0
2014 169 169 0
2015 202 202 0

Fun Facts about the name Geneva

  • How many people with the first name Geneva have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 87,540 babies born with the first name Geneva in the United States. That's more than enough people named Geneva to occupy the country of Antigua and Barbuda with an estimated population of 86,295 (as of May 27, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Geneva? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 28 new born babies.
  • When was Geneva first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Geneva is Saturday, September 19th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Geneva born? The highest recorded use of the first name Geneva was in 1924 with a total of 2,582 babies. That's a lot of babies named Geneva!
  • Random Geneva Factoid: According to the 1917 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Geneva ranks 83rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, 132 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1917.
  • Weird things about the name Geneva: Your name in reverse order is Aveneg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Gevean. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Geneva? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 252 people with the last name Geneva.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Geneva? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Geneva as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Geneva as a first name

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Popularity of Geneva as a last name

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Common last names for Geneva

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Jackson
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • White
  • Anderson
  • Martin
  • Thompson
  • Thomas
  • Harris
  • Lewis
  • Clark
  • Hall

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Geneva U.S.
  White 88.89% 64.26%
  African American 2.78% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Geneva

People with the last name Geneva are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

French

Origin and Meaning of Geneva

The name "Geneva" is of French origin, and it means "Juniper Berry". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ge*ne"va
The chief city of Switzerland.
noun Ge*ne"va
A strongly alcoholic liquor, flavored with juniper berries; -- made in Holland; Holland gin; Hollands.

Etymology: F. genièvre juniper, juniper berry, gin, OF. geneivre juniper, fr. L. juniperus the juniper tree: cf. D. jenever, fr. F. genièvre. See Juniper, and cf. Gin a liquor

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Gin made in the Netherlands
  2. A city in southwestern Switzerland at the western end of Lake Geneva; it is the headquarters of various international organizations
Wiktionary

Mentioned in Latin texts as Genava. Probably via Celtic origin from Proto-Indo-European root *genu (“bend”), *genawa in the sense of a bending river or estuary, possibly akin to Genoa.

  1. A city in Switzerland.
  2. A canton of Switzerland, having Geneva as its capital.
  3. Largest lake in Switzerland.
  4. A female given name, from the place name or confused with Genevieve or Ginevra.
  5. (by ellipsis) The Geneva Convention.
  6. Gin, especially jenever.

Notable Persons With the Name Geneva

Geneva Carr

Geneva Carr is an important individual. Her ongoing career started in 1997. Geneva was born on May 6th, 1971 in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.

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Geneva Cruz

Geneva Cruz is a pop music singer, actress, singing, and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 1989. Geneva was given the name Geneva Mendoza Cruz on April 2nd, 1976.

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Geneva Locke

Geneva Locke is an influential individual. Geneva was given the name Alexa Geneva Locke on October 7th, 1988.

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Janee Michelle

Janee Michelle is an actor, model, business owner, and model (people). Janee was given the name Geneva Leona Mercadel in 1946 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Geneva Mitchell

Geneva Mitchell was a noteworthy person. She was most prominent from 1929 to 1946. Geneva was born on February 3rd, 1907 in Medaryville, Indiana, U.S. She passed away on March 10th, 1949.

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Geneva Smitherman

Geneva Smitherman is an important somebody.

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  • Geneva Mercer
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Notable Persons With the Last Name Geneva

Margaret of Geneva

Margaret of Geneva was a leading somebody. Margaret is also known as Beatrix of Geneva. She breathed her last breath in 1252.

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William I of Geneva

William I of Geneva was a noble. He breathed his last breath on July 25th, 1195.

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Amadeus I of Geneva

Amadeus I of Geneva was a noteworthy person. He holds the title Count of Geneva and County of Geneva. Amadeus was born in 1098. He breathed his last breath in 1178.

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Joan Of Geneva

Joan Of Geneva was a noteworthy human. Joan was born in 1040. Joan is also known as Jeanne de Genève. She left this life in 1095.

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Amadeus 03 Of Geneva

Amadeus 03 Of Geneva was a noteworthy person. He left this life in 1367.

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William II Of Geneva

William II Of Geneva was a noteworthy person. William was born in 1208. William is also known as Count of Geneva. He left this life in 1252.

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What does the name Geneva mean?

Gis for goal, your eye on the future.

Eis for enjoy, your life can be fun!

Nis for notable, distinguished are your feats

Eis for explorer, always ready for the next journey

Vis for versatile, your changeable nature.

Ais for accountable, someone to be counted on

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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.

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