Name: Genevieve

Origin and Meaning of the Name Genevieve

  • Meaning:
    Uncertain, perhaps "woman of the people"
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (JAHN vee ev); (JEN eh VEEV)
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Miscellaneous Info for Genevieve

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  • Used in:
    English and French speaking countries
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    St Geneviève is the patron saint of Paris. She lived in the 5th century and was renowned for her piety. She persuaded the people of Paris not to flee when attack by the Hun army seemed imminent (she was proved correct when instead the army instead attacked Orléans). Miracles were attributed to St Geneviève after her death.

    'Genevieve' was a 1953 film about a car race. The name of one of the cars is Genevieve.

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