The name Genevieve is of French origin and means "Woman Of The Family." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
The name Genevieve is derived from the medieval name Genovefa, which is of unknown origin. It could be derived from the Germanic word kuni meaning "kin, family" and wefa meaning "wife, woman." Nicknames for the name Genevieve include Jenny, Jen/Gen, Viv, and Vivi. Famous women with the name Genevieve include actresses Genevieve Bujold, Genevieve Angelson, and Genevieve Padalecki. Genevieve Blatt was an American judge. Saint Genevieve is the patron saint of Paris in the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions. Fictional characters with the name Genevieve include Genevieve Selsor from The Martian Chronicles. Catherine Deneuve played Genevieve Emery in the movie The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Genevieve is also a character on the American soap opera, The Young and the Restless.