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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.jə-NEE-və
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Meaning & History

Possibly a shortened form of GENEVIEVE. It could also be inspired by the name of the city in Switzerland. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century.
DiminutiveNeva

Categories

cities, currently out of the US top 1000, place names, short forms
Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute