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See also: Geneviève
- Possibly from Proto-Germanic *kunją (“kin, family”) and *wībą (“woman, wife”).
- Perhaps of Gaulish origin, from Proto-Celtic *Genogʷībā, from *genos (“family”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (“to beget”).
- A female given name.
1995, Barbara Vine, The Brimstone Wedding, Thorndike Press, published 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.
female given name