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Origin and Meaning of Genial

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Ge*ni"al
Same as Genian.
adjective Gen"ial
  1. Contributing to, or concerned in, propagation or production; generative; procreative; productive."The genialbed." [Milton.]"Creator Venus, genial power of love." [Dryden.]
  2. Contributing to, and sympathizing with, the enjoyment of life; sympathetically cheerful and cheering; jovial and inspiring joy or happiness; exciting pleasure and sympathy; enlivening; kindly; as, she was of a cheerful and genial disposition."So much I feel my genial spirits droop." [Milton.]
  3. Belonging to one's genius or natural character; native; natural; inborn.(Obs)"Natural incapacity and genial indisposition." [Sir T. Browne.]
  4. Denoting or marked with genius; belonging to the higher nature.(R)"Men of genius have often attached the highest value to their less genial works." [Hare.]

Etymology: L. genialis: cf. OF. genial. See Genius

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Diffusing warmth and friendliness ("a genial host")
  2. Agreeable, conducive to comfort ("the genial sunshine")
  3. Of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw

From Middle French génial, from Latin geniālis (“of or pertaining to marriage; festive, genial”), from genius (“guardian spirit”) + -ālis.

From French geni, géni +‎ -al, from Ancient Greek γένειον (géneion, “chin”).

genial was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, German, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons With the Name Genial

Genial was a famous somebody. He left this life in 627.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Genial

Genial was a famous somebody. He left this life in 627.


Fun Facts about the name Genial

  • When was the first name Genial first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Genial is Friday, May 27th, 1892.
  • How unique is the name Genial? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Genial. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Genial: Your name in reverse order is Laineg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eaigln. How do you pronounce that?

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What does the name Genial mean?

Gis for golden, memories you share.

Eis for expert, in your chosen career

Nis for noteworthy, just like your achievements

Iis for inclusive, never leaving others out

Ais for able, for you surely are.

Lis for love, your love of life!

Past life for Genial born Jul 21, 1962

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 Central Africa approximately on 1675. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (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.