I know this site says that Geneva
is either from Genevieve
or from the city of Geneva
However, I have this book (that is reliable about 3/4 of the time) that says Geneva
may be a reference to a juniper tree because the old Dutch name for the juniper tree was 'genever'. The book also says Ginevra
is connected with this idea in that 'gin' is flavored with juniper berries. So that said...is there any way this holds any truth?
Also, does anyone know how the Swiss city of Geneva
got its' name?