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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
we named our middle child Genevieve and pronounce it the American way. my husband wanted to call her Evey and i wanted her to have a formal name so we settled on Genevieve but call her Evey. she loves her name and it suits her well. at her pediatrician's office there used to be a receptionist that pronounced it the French way, Jean-v-ev (Jean sounds like shawn with a J). we both loved it and sometimes i call her that for fun. she is a gymnast and at awards she is often called Ev-ie even though we spell it Evey. she gets annoyed at that and is thinking of having going with her full name next year to avoid that. i love her name and we don't know anyone else that has it but we did bump into another gymnast last year with it. and i met someone whose sister wants to use the name with the nickname Evey as well. but it's not a mainstream name yet it's so pretty. it's unique like my child.
-- Anonymous User  2/11/2016

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