GENEVIÈVE
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: French
PRONOUNCED: zhe-nə-VYEV, zhawn-VYEV   [key]
Meaning & History
From Genovefa, a Gaulish name possibly meaning "tribe woman". Saint Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris, inspired the city to resist the Huns in the 5th century.
Related Names
DIMINUTIVE: Ginette
OTHER LANGUAGES: Genovefa (Ancient Celtic), Genevieve (English), Genoveffa (Italian), Genowefa (Polish), Genoveva (Portuguese), Genoveva (Spanish)
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