Genevieve

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Etymology[edit]

From French Geneviève, Latinized as Genoveva, the patron saint of Paris. The meaning is obscure, possibly Germanic geno "race" + wefa "woman". Celtic origin has also been suggested.

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Genevieve

  1. A female given name.
    • 1995 Barbara Vine, The Brimstone Wedding, Thorndike Press (1996), ISBN 0786206713, page 9:
      But I like it when Stella calls me Genevieve, because though I'm Jenny to everyone else, always have been since I was born, I was christened Genevieve. My dad called me after a vintage car in a film, if you can credit it, and to most people it's a bit embarrassing, but the way Stella says it it's got a pretty sound.

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