Genevieve

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Genevieve

"Genevieve" is a name of French origin, and it means "Woman of the people". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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Borrowing from French Geneviève (patron saint of Paris), from Latin Genovefa, Genoveva, possibly either of Germanic origin, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *kunją (“kin, family”) + *wībą (“woman, wife”), or of Celtic origin, ultimately from Proto-Celtic *genos (“family, clan”).

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Genevieve

Genevieve Cortese is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2004. Genevieve was given the name Genevieve Nicole Cortese on January 8th, 1981 in Danville, California, U.S.

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Genevieve O'Reilly is an actress. She has been prominent since 2000. Genevieve was born on January 6th, 1977 in Dublin.

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Alison Moyet is a new wave, synthpop, pop, blues, pop rock, and new wave music musician. She was most active from 1978 to present. Alison was given the name Geneviève Alison Jane Moyet on June 18th, 1961. Alison is also known as Alf.

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Genevieve Angelson is an actress. She was most prominent from 2009 to present. Genevieve was given the name Genevieve Rose Angelson in New York.

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Geneviève Bujold is an actress. She was most active from 1954 to present. Geneviève was born on July 1st, 1942 in Montreal.

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G Hannelius is an actress, singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. She has been prominent since 2009. G was given the name Genevieve Knight Hannelius on December 22nd, 1998 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Genevieve

Saint Genevieve was a saint. Saint was born in 419 in Nanterre, France. She died in 502.

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Genevieve is an alternative rock, indie pop, independent music, and pop music musician. She has been prominent since 2014. Genevieve was given the name Genevieve Schatz .

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She holds the title Duchess of Rohan-Rohan, Princess of Soubise, and Princess of Turenne. Anne was born as the child of Louis Charles de Lévis and Madame de Ventadour in 1673. She breathed her last breath on March 20th, 1727.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 59 59 0
1881 58 58 0
1882 74 74 0
1883 81 81 0
1884 89 89 0
1885 87 87 0
1886 136 136 0
1887 149 149 0
1888 154 154 0
1889 201 201 0
1890 217 217 0
1891 201 201 0
1892 236 236 0
1893 243 243 0
1894 271 271 0
1895 313 313 0
1896 305 305 0
1897 371 371 0
1898 391 391 0
1899 356 356 0
1900 420 420 0
1901 368 368 0
1902 410 410 0
1903 427 427 0
1904 481 481 0
1905 508 508 0
1906 561 561 0
1907 678 678 0
1908 654 654 0
1909 785 785 0 #99 girl name
1910 908 908 0 #98 girl name
1911 989 989 0 #93 girl name
1912 1,353 1,353 0 #92 girl name
1913 1,689 1,684 5 #84 girl name
1914 2,263 2,254 9 #76 girl name
1915 2,928 2,928 0 #76 girl name
1916 3,063 3,063 0 #76 girl name
1917 3,198 3,192 6 #77 girl name
1918 3,313 3,304 9 #81 girl name
1919 3,161 3,155 6 #88 girl name
1920 3,265 3,257 8 #86 girl name
1921 3,244 3,235 9 #90 girl name
1922 2,897 2,897 0 #98 girl name
1923 2,875 2,870 5 #97 girl name
1924 2,734 2,724 10
1925 2,413 2,404 9
1926 2,037 2,031 6
1927 2,039 2,033 6
1928 1,755 1,746 9
1929 1,589 1,582 7
1930 1,503 1,497 6
1931 1,359 1,359 0
1932 1,147 1,147 0
1933 1,060 1,055 5
1934 969 969 0
1935 893 893 0
1936 770 765 5
1937 692 692 0
1938 686 686 0
1939 625 625 0
1940 616 616 0
1941 622 617 5
1942 617 609 8
1943 603 603 0
1944 490 490 0
1945 443 443 0
1946 475 475 0
1947 411 411 0
1948 444 444 0
1949 414 414 0
1950 387 387 0
1951 354 354 0
1952 338 338 0
1953 318 318 0
1954 295 295 0
1955 300 300 0
1956 278 278 0
1957 337 337 0
1958 311 311 0
1959 255 255 0
1960 273 273 0
1961 319 319 0
1962 277 277 0
1963 290 290 0
1964 274 274 0
1965 238 238 0
1966 219 219 0
1967 200 200 0
1968 197 197 0
1969 257 257 0
1970 308 308 0
1971 328 328 0
1972 328 328 0
1973 294 294 0
1974 315 315 0
1975 334 334 0
1976 400 400 0
1977 399 399 0
1978 458 458 0
1979 468 468 0
1980 511 511 0
1981 506 506 0
1982 528 528 0
1983 488 483 5
1984 479 479 0
1985 508 508 0
1986 445 445 0
1987 438 438 0
1988 450 450 0
1989 409 402 7
1990 501 501 0
1991 420 420 0
1992 456 456 0
1993 432 432 0
1994 432 432 0
1995 462 462 0
1996 460 460 0
1997 419 419 0
1998 471 471 0
1999 511 511 0
2000 523 523 0
2001 582 582 0
2002 737 737 0
2003 787 787 0
2004 754 754 0
2005 795 795 0
2006 888 888 0
2007 962 962 0
2008 1,041 1,041 0
2009 1,151 1,151 0
2010 1,196 1,196 0
2011 1,364 1,364 0
2012 1,388 1,388 0
2013 1,461 1,461 0
2014 1,605 1,605 0
2015 1,771 1,771 0
2016 1,729 1,723 6

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Popularity of Genevieve as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Genevieve

  • How Popular is the name Genevieve? Genevieve is the 609th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Genevieve have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 109,245 babies born with the first name Genevieve in the United States. That's more than enough people named Genevieve to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Genevieve? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 59 new born babies.
  • When was Genevieve first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Genevieve is Saturday, February 20th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Genevieve born? The highest recorded use of the first name Genevieve was in 1918 with a total of 3,304 babies. That's a lot of babies named Genevieve!
  • Random Genevieve Factoid: According to the 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Genevieve ranks 77th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, 52 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1911.
  • Weird things about the name Genevieve: Your name in reverse order is Eveiveneg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nvieegvee. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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