Name for girl: Geneva. Origins, meaning and curiosities

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Geneva name for girl

Geneva is a female name that has been enjoying some success in the country in recent years. She evokes an aristocratic and sophisticated personality and is certainly an ancient name. We discover in this guide the origin, the meaning, the curiosities of this name for baby girl.


The name is adhespota because there are no saints called Geneva, so the name day is celebrated on November 1st, All Saints' Day. But you can choose to celebrate April 2, the day in which Blessed Geneva or Genevieve of Brabant is remembered, or January 11, when Saint Liberata is celebrated, who was baptized with different names, including Geneva.


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Varianti el paesene

There are no variants el paesene of the name Geneva just as there are no masculine variants.

Foreign variants

  • French: Guenièvre
  • English: Jennifer

Origins and etymology of the name Ginevra

The name Geneva derives from the Welsh name Gwenhwyfar, which is composed of the terms gwen - which means "white", "pure" - and hwyfar - which means "spirit". In popular etymology in its form el paesena the name is also associated with the name juniper.

Meaning of the name Geneva

The name Geneva, of Welsh origins, means white spirit, but also shining elf.

Spread of the name Ginevra

The spread of the name in Anglo-Saxon countries is mainly due to Chrétien de Troyes, who so called the wife of Rè Art ea George Bernard Shaw, who used the name Jennifer for a character in his work The Doctor's Dilemma. From the end of the nineteenth century the popularity of the name Jennifer went beyond the borders of Cornwall to spread throughout the Anglo-Saxon world to the point that in the United States Jennifer was the most used name for girls born between 1970 and 1984.

In the country, the popularity of the name Geneva is growing significantly. According to the data ISTAT In 1999 only 446 girls were called this way, while in 2022 3256 newborn girls were called Geneva and even this name is in ninth place in the ranking of the most common names in our country.

Personality of a little girl named Ginevra

Ginevra is a person with great charm, sensuality and vitality. She is a woman extroverted and sociable, talkative and energetic, curious and optimistic. It exudes optimism and joie de vivre and this makes her extremely lovable and pleasant. She is hardly discouraged and knows how to minimize the most difficult situations, she is balanced but often too nervous because she does not like conflicts and she will always try to restore peace andequilibrium

It has a good ability to persuasion, is seductive and is always in search of perfection. It's a person sentimental who is committed and assumes his responsibilities when he feels happy. Otherwise, in the saddest moments, he can fall into indolence.

Ginevra loves to bite into life and enjoy all the joys and pleasures it offers, she has a sense of humor, she likes to laugh and have fun.

What profession will Geneva do? Often the family can intervene in their career choices, they could be tempted by professions related to aesthetics, art, creativity, gastronomy and cooking, but also by those that allow them to take care of others, such as the doctor, the judge, the consultant.

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Zodiac sign

The zodiac sign corresponding to Geneva is the Sagittarius, energetic, free, curious.


The color of Geneva is the blu, a symbol of that peace and balance that Geneva constantly seeks.

Lucky number

The Geneva number is 3, symbol of optimism, energy, fullness and enthusiasm.

Precious stone

The Geneva amulet is it sapphire, which pushes people to pursue their goals without wasting energy and concentration.

Famous people named Geneva

  • Ginevra Bompiani, writer, editor, translator and essayist and teacher of the countryside
  • Ginevra Cantofoli, painter of the countryside
  • Ginevra de 'Benci, Florentine woman, subject of a painting by Leonardo
  • Ginevra d'Este, lady of Rimini, wife of Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta
  • Ginevra de 'Medici, daughter of Lorenzo il Popolano de' Medici and wife of Giovanni degli Albizzi
  • Ginevra Di Marco, singer the paesena
  • Ginevra Elkann, member of the Agnelli family
  • Ginevra Rangoni, nobleman and the country
  • Ginevra Sforza, daughter of Alessandro Sforza and wife of Sante Bentivoglio, Lord of Bologna

Song dedicated to Geneva

We propose "Jennifer" from Trinidad Cardona.

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