Genevieve

August 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

ORIGIN:
English / French, possibly meaning “tribe woman”, or (related to “Guinevere“), “white” or “fair”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Gene, Geneva, Geneviève, Genevra, Genia, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
Geneviève is the French maid Becky Sharp hires to look after her son Rawdon so she doesn’t have to, in Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray (published in 1847-48, but set in the 1810s-20s).

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