Geneva

Colors Related to this Name: Red

Qualities Related to this Name: Compassionate, Idealistic

Popularity: This is a very popular name in the US. Ranking #1434 in 2013 and #1378 in 2014.

Famous People

Geneva Carr (TV Actress), Geneva Mitchell (Movie Actress)

Meaning

In English

Origin: Mentioned in Latin texts as Genava. Probably via Celtic origin from Proto-Indo-European root *genu ‎(“bend”), *genawa in the sense of a bending river or estuary, possibly akin to Genoa.

Meaning(s):

-A canton of Switzerland, having Geneva as its capital.

-A city in Switzerland.

-Gin, especially Holland gin

-Largest lake in Switzerland.

-(by ellipsis) The Geneva Convention.

-( female name -comes from the place names language-), from the place name or confused with Genevieve or Ginevra.