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It was also an ancient Greek name, from "Genesios", an epithet of the god Apollon.
-- Damis  6/27/2005
The rise of this name in popularity is a sad reflection of fundamentalist Christianity taking over America. No doubt parents are giving their children this perfectly ridiculous name to be spiteful toward scientific progress.
-- Anonymous User  11/27/2005
I think this is a great name as it means "birth" and the beginning/start of something new. Sadly, there are those (IMO igonorant people) who feel that it is ridiculous for people to name their children names that are connected to their own religious beliefs!
-- Anonymous User  12/28/2005
I have really begun to like this name! I love the sound it makes when it is said, and I like the look of it on paper. The sudden popularity of "Genesis" is, in my opinion, wonderful! Not only do I love the name, but I am glad for the name being religiously motivated (if you know what I mean). Dear anonymous user: Religion does not hinder scientific progress. And this name doeas not necessarily mean that people are becoming more religously aware, sad to say. Names catch on for whatever reason. And this name is a good one.
-- Pheadirean  6/8/2006
This is my niece's name and ironically I think "Las Vegas stripper" when I hear it.
-- Anonymous User  5/17/2006
Have to say that this name is OK, because I first thought that this name was completely made up like Nevaeh, but then I began to like it because my four year old sister REALLY wants another sibling, and if things go her way, she plans on nameing the baby Genesis, boy or gril! That's good cause everone in my family likes it!
-- Bethanee_1991  7/23/2006
This sounds like a weird name for a person. I mean, it's the first book in the Bible! Plus it means 'birth' or 'beginning', so it's a weird meaning for a person's name, too.

By the way, Anonymous User 11/27/2005, True Religion supports scientific progress.
-- Anonymous User  7/27/2006
I like the meaning, and the fact that it is related to my religion. I like Genesis for a boy or girl.
-- tigerlilly  10/30/2006
I didn't like this name for a person at first, but now that I think about it I really do like it. It sounds like an intelligent girl, maybe the first born. It should only be used if the child will know its significance.
-- Anonymous User  11/3/2006
I really don't like this name. At least call your child Genny if you name her this.
-- bibi66  6/14/2007
If people name their child Genesis, are there any children named Deuteronomy? Or Exodus?
-- Anonymous User  6/15/2007
That would just be ridiculous. *shakes head*. On another note, I do love this name. I am planning on naming my next child this. My husband and I are both very religious, but have sadly run out of Biblical names that we like and won't be made fun of. Genesis would be a good fit into our family.
-- Anonymous User  7/2/2011
Isn't there a band called Genesis with Phil Collins?
-- Anonymous User  7/13/2007
I'm all for creativity in names, but this is pushing it a little.
-- spaz123  7/15/2007
Not only does the 'name' Genesis sound stupid, but it also reminds me of genitals.
-- Anonymous User  1/22/2008
I, for one, love this name. Who cares if it's the name of a book in the bible or rising in popularity? It's a cute name for a cute little girl, I think.
-- Delicious_Panda  1/30/2008
This name reminds me of the "Jena Six" case in Jena, Louisiana. But, this website has a lot of Caucasians so no one probably knows what I'm talking about.
-- jasmineenimsaj  2/26/2008
It is ignorant to say that since this site is mostly frequented by Caucasians, then nobody has ever heard of the Jena Six. How do you know that most of the users on this site are Caucasian? Talk about prejudice.

Furthermore, I know lots of Hispanic Catholics who use this name. In fact, I think of this as more of a Hispanic import, so to the person who said that this name is proof of an Evangelical take over, I think that that was a bit of a sweeping generalization.
-- Shaymin  2/7/2010
I think this name sounds terrible. It reminds me of a stripper's name. "Welcome to the center pole Genesis!" On a more serious note, some things just shouldn't be names. If a biblical name is wanted, try something like Ruth. And for the above poster, who said something along the lines of it's cute for a little girl, just remember, the child will grow up and who is going to take a grown woman or elderly woman named Genesis seriously.
-- crazykls  3/21/2008
It boggles the mind that there are people so naive that they say, with a straight face, that they ''just like the sound'' of this name. Look, this is a book in the Bible, it's the story of the creation of the world in the Bible, and EVERYONE that knows anything about Christianity knows that. The name will immediately bring that story to mind, and people will assume you picked it for your child as a statement of your faith. It doesn't make you sound very, ahem, scientifically literate, and that goes for your child, who will be assumed to come from a family of fundamentalist wackos.
-- slight night shiver  4/23/2008
I think that it is weird as a first name.
-- number1212  5/9/2008
This is my name. I am now 17 and I am happy my parents named me this because you don't hear this name that often and my friends love it and think it's very pretty.
-- Anonymous User  9/5/2008
Well first of all that is my name. I am currently 16. And for all you who said that parents pick this name based on their religion, it is not true. My parents chose this name because they liked it not because of religion. My friends all like it too.
-- Anonymous User  9/7/2008
I really hate this name. I hate religion and most Biblical names (there are a meager few, but this one is not included in that meager few). Even if I were a blunt, conservative, fundamentalist Christian, I think that I'd choose a namesake for my child that isn't a book, but an actual character.

On another note, the first image that comes to my mind when I hear this word (or name) is Sonic the Hedgehog and that old Sega video gaming console which shares this name.
-- Anonymous User  10/2/2008
Sure, it means "birth", but I really don't think that "Genesis" works on any level; it's pretentious, overtly religious in tone (which makes me uncomfortable about it as a name), overbearing and gives unrealistic pressure to the bearer (what if the girl is ostracized because people will think that her family is a bunch of lunatic religious fundamentalists?). And what will we name our children next? Deuteronomy? Exodus? Leviticus? Qur'an? Salat? Zakaat? Shahadah? Ramadan? Veda? Brahmana? Torah? Talmud? Kabbalah? What next?
-- gaelruadh19  1/27/2009
I think this name is a very beautiful, unique name for a girl that happens to be the firstborn baby to a couple; its meaning of birth, creation, and beginning perfectly fits that situation.
-- RockzDottir  2/3/2009
Well I think that Genesis is a beautiful name & even consider using it if I have a girl. And for those of you who say that everyone will assume that someone with this name comes from a family of religious freaks or whatever you think, that is just silly. And assuming something about a person based on their name is shallow and stupid. I don't think I've ever thought anything more of someone just by hearing their name other than "that's a pretty name" or "I've never really heard that one before" or "ewww, what were your parents thinking". Oh, and by the way I am not religious at all, so that blows the whole religious freak fam preconception (in my case anyway).
-- Alisha  2/19/2009
While I'm all for original names, this one is just way too out there for me. Not only is it ugly, it leaves a bad impression on people when they hear it. People will just assume that this poor child comes from some extreme religious family, regardless of whether you are religious or not. Just remember that while you might like this name, your poor child is the one who has to live with it, at least until she’s old enough to change it. Why subject her to childhood teasing for nothing. Please don’t name your child this. It’s just awful.
-- TiffanyS  5/26/2009
I happen to like this name quite a bit--there are some pretty biblical names, like Genesis and Hannah. And then there are some really odd ones like Beulah and Puah.

Sadly, in the case of my stepsister, she knew a case where this name lead to an odd biblical name. She knew a couple who had twins, and they named the twins Genesis and Revelations. I kid you not.

So, if you like biblical/"Godly" names, more power to you. Just be careful.
-- erb816  7/21/2009
Genesis makes me think cheesy 70s prog-rock band, it sounds like 'Jenny's sis' and it looks like 'Gene's sis'.
Also, the meanings aren't great. 'Birth' and 'beginning' seem more than a little redundant on a new-born baby, and really weird on an adult. Religious folks - if you want to choose a name from the Bible, try actually reading it, and you will find hundreds of long lists of actual names in it that are far nicer and more appropriate for a real person.
-- Anonymous User  8/8/2009
This is another name I'm surprised to find on the Top 1000. The only real person I can picture this name on is a fortune teller or astrologer or something. It sounds silly on someone who's not using it as a stage name, the type of name I wouldn't even use on a pet.
-- Anyechka  9/15/2009
I actually knew someone with this name, and I thought it sounded weird. It just doesn't sound like a real name.
-- bananarama  9/21/2009
I agree with the poster who wrote that naming a child Genesis seems pretentious, and that the name itself seems overly religious in tone.
What is most bizarre is those who claim that they 'just like the name' and are not religiously motivated. Genesis = Bible = religious parents. This isn't an association you can shake off.
-- vomiting  1/15/2010
Personally, I like this name. I like the flow and the "s" at the end adds a bit of elegance. Whether or not you are Christian, I think this name and its meaning are both lovely. And to the person above who questioned the use of Books as names and mentioned Deuteronomy, I like that as a name, too. :)
-- EchoSketcher  7/2/2010
I like it! But only in countries other than Greece. In Greece, this name is never used.
-- Anonymous User  7/9/2010
Doesn't sound pretty or feminine. Just nooo.
-- Chrila96  8/17/2010
In my opinion I love this name! It's the best book of the bible you could use for a name! I only like it for a girl & I know a little girl named Genesis, and it fits her perfectly. This name has definitely grown on me=)
-- Anonymous User  11/10/2010
How can you not like this name? It's adorable!
-- Anonymous User  11/10/2010
One word: DUH.
-- johann14  1/31/2011
If the first child is named Genesis will the last be named Revelations?
-- Anonymous User  7/17/2011
Wow, I can't believe it's in the US top 100! Finally, more unique names!
-- cyrilbluemeow  7/31/2011
I'm not super-religious, but I do love this name. I think I'd use it on a character rather than a real person, personally, but if you want to name your child this, more power to you!
-- CanadianChibi  8/2/2011
By far not the best name in the world, but I don't think it's the worst, either. I do think it's rather nice that the parents want a name with religious connections, but seriously, Genesis sounds incredibly immature and tacky, and I doubt she'll thank you for it in the future.
-- Black_X  2/12/2012
Genesis Rhapsodos is the name of the main antagonist in the video game Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core. He is a deserter and is obsessed with a poem called 'Loveless'.
-- PhantomWolf64  4/22/2012
Génesis Rodríguez (b. 1987 in Miami, Florida) is an American actress. She is absolutely gorgeous! She makes the name more attractive.
-- Anonymous User  7/9/2012
I'll just say I was absolutely shocked beyond belief that this is in the top 100 in the US. And not in a good way.
-- Anonymous User  2/20/2013
The only possible reason I can think for this name being popular is that the super-religious tend to procreate more, and have all decided to name their poor children the same name for some reason.
-- Anonymous User  5/13/2013
My name is Genesis. My mom didn't pick it out exclusively because of its religious connotation but because it means the beginning and I am her first born. I'm very proud of my name because it is unique and meaningful. Sure it may be strange but it's not a name one tends to forget.
-- Genalinda  6/24/2013
My first born, my daughter's name is Genesis. She is my 'begining'. I love her name because it is uncommon, however, not unheard of. Yes, so there is a car model 'Genesis' and a game system 'Genesis'. Will she get made fun of in grade school?.. possibly. But I will instill in her the meaning of her name and why it is so special. She will educate the children who make fun of her. She will hold her head high when her teacher calls her name.
-- Olivenesi  10/21/2013
The fact this is actually among the most popular girls' names in the US makes me frown. It's as bad as the hicks who name their kids stuff like Nevaeh. Because, you know, it's heaven backwards, did you notice?! So clever! So symbolic! What a deep meaning! Seriously, get over yourselves. You can pick a "unique" name for your kid without looking like tacky trash, plus it's really not unique when it's in the top 50 and everyone in the trailer park has a baby Genesis. Trust me, you DO look like someone who collects welfare/dropped out of high school when you name your kid Genesis. Why don't you name your next kid Exodus? Or you can name them Rush! Make a theme of naming your kids after prog-rock bands if you're not religious! UTTER TRASH.
-- Anonymous User  11/2/2013
This is my name and I love it! I am very happy that my parents named me Genesis! It is very pretty and will definitely get you noticed! People always say how beautiful and unique it is. Christian or not. I've never been teased for it, only admired. To be honest this website is the first time I've seen someone not like it! Guess only internet people would cruelly judge a perfectly great name! Ps. I want to be a vet, not a stripper ;P not sure why you would assume that. So can you disagree people open up and give it a chance? The things you say might actually hurt someone! Peace =^w^=
-- Genj015  1/8/2014
Embarrisingly bad.
-- Ali Hassan  10/5/2014
Has anyone ever heard of a song by Jorma Kaukonen called 'Genesis'? It's one of the most beautiful songs ever written, and is probably one non-Biblical reason for the popularity of the name.

If non-Christians were naming their children after something meaningful in their religion, would we be bashing them? Why the haters?
-- rosebud1256  10/28/2014
My name is Genesis Bishop, and I'm 34 yrs old. At first glance it may, as it has to many, appear that my parents were religious fanatics, but this is far from the truth. I was my parents first child and therefore a new "beginning" for them. I also have several middle names. My names all have meaning for both my parents and myself. I love and admire my parents for choosing my name despite the criticism it garnered at the time they chose it. I take pride in my name and try to live my life being a new, positive beginning for those in my life including my 2 week old son. To clear the matter of religion playing a roll, my father is an atheist and also the one who picked out my name - not in spite of injury to the Christian religion, but out of respect of a word and its meaning. I have never encountered the harshness displayed on this site toward the name and encourage all those considering choosing it to listen to your heart. That's where your child's name should come from, not the wagging tongues of trolls or trend setters trying to sway your gut feelings. ;)
-- HunterMommy  2/16/2015
So ugly and tacky. Please don't name your child this.
-- lilpimpteller  4/30/2015
I am a 40 year old man, going to have my first child in two months and I am going to name her Genesis. I am an Atheist in Nigeria.
-- Azubuike  5/24/2015
My daughter's name is Genesis. I have not once heard anything negative about her name until I came on this site. It's sad to see people express themselves the way they do about names. She gets many compliments on a daily basis and she happens to love it. We are Christians and the name has great meaning to us. It took my husband and I 3 years to have a child. We found this to be a perfect name for her. If I had to do it again I would give her the same.
-- Caritin  7/26/2015
Genesis sounds lovely. I view it as a completely feminine name. A cute nickname would be Genie. :) A great alliterative sibset would be Genesis and Gemini (in that order so that Genesis is born first and Gemini is the second sibling who makes them a pair). Similar nicknames would be Genna and Gemma.

The fact that Genesis is the name of a biblical book does make it seem a bit strange as a name because most people associate "Genesis" with just the book and don't think of it as a person's name.

Then again, Mathew, Mark, Luke, John, Timothy, Titus, and Jude are all great names for real people.

The name has been gaining significant popularity in the U.S. I predict that its popularity will continue to rise and that people will eventually stop viewing "Genesis" as a strange name.
-- AnonymousUser  10/22/2015
Sounds and looks ugly. Sorry, my opinion.
-- Anonymous User  12/26/2015
From a non-religious perspective, it looks like the parents were trying too hard. I get that it means "beginning," but really, who thinks of that when they hear this name? The first thing everyone thinks of when they hear Genesis is the first book in the Bible. I know this isn't always the truth, but this is what a lot of people will think after they hear this name.
-- actingfun  3/3/2016
Well, I named my daughter Genesis Jolene and I love it. With a name as unique as Ekko I wanted my daughter to have a name that you wouldn't hear everyday. Also, I got pregnant young and I just felt like it was my new beginning, to go from being a teenager with nothing but myself to think of to a mother to a young lady who would look up to me. I think some of the comments are single minded. My daughter is beautiful and the name fits her well.
-- Ekko  3/28/2016
There are some names with strong religious connotations, like Evangeline or Gabriel, that I love enough to ignore the relation to religion -- Genesis is not one of them.
-- RoseTintsMyWorld  5/10/2016

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