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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Genova

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  1. A seaport in northwestern Italy; provincial capital of Liguria

Notable Persons With the Last Name Genova

Poli Genova is a pop music musician. Her ongoing career started in 1991. Poli was given the name Poli Plamenova Genova on February 10th, 1987 in Sofia.


Lisa Genova is a literary fiction novelist and neuroscientist. Lisa was born on November 22nd, 1970.


Nicholas De Genova is a in the fields of anthropology and ethnic studies. Nicholas was born in 1968.



Javiel was born on September 12th, 1997.


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Popularity of Genova as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Genova U.S.
  White 83.10% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.68% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 12.48% 16.26%

Of Last Name Genova

People with the last name Genova are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Genova

  • How Popular is the name Genova? Genova is the 28,056th most popular name of all time. As a last name Genova was the 13,037th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Genova have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 183 babies born with the first name Genova in the United States. That's more than enough people named Genova to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Genova? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Genova first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Genova is Wednesday, March 14th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Genova born? The highest recorded use of the first name Genova was in 1991 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Genova Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Genova is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 11 babies in California have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Genova: Your name in reverse order is Avoneg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Noevga. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Genova? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,355 people with the last name Genova.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Genova? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Genova as their last name since less than 1 person in 125k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.