User comments for Genevieve (Pronunciation Only)

I've always pronounced it JEN-na-veev.
CutieCupcake  8/17/2008
Attn: Every person commenting about the English "mispronunciation" of Genevieve. Did you not read the information listed for the name?

Behind the Name lists Genevieve's usage as *ENGLISH* and states that it is the *ENGLISH* form of the *FRENCH* name GENEVIÈVE.

BTN is not trying to say Genevieve and Geneviève are the same name. BTN quite clearly points out that Genevieve, pronounced "Jenna veev" (or along those lines) is NOT the same as Geneviève. So yes, "Jenna veev" *IS* the correct pronunciation of the name if you are an English speaker. If you want to insist that it should be pronounced the French way, make your comments on the GENEVIÈVE page. Thank you!
― Anonymous User  1/20/2010
English pronunciation is zhe-nə-VYEV.
MaggieSimpson  4/16/2010
There is no one correct pronunciation of the name, it depends on where you are from and where the accent mark is, so technically if you spell it Genevieve without the mark it would have an American pronunciation.

Also, many French people consider this name to have Celtic origins and not French, they just consider Genevieve (with the mark) to be a French version of the name.
thetxbelle  9/26/2011
My older sister's name is Genevieve and her nickname is Jenna, though her name is spelt Genevieve not Jenevieve.
― Anonymous User  6/8/2014

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