The meaning of the name Genevive is Woman Of The People. The origin of the name Genevive is French. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
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. There is even a Saint Genevieve.
Fictional characters with the name Genevieve include Genevieve Selsor from The Martian Chronicles. Catherine Deneuve played Genevieve Emery in the The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Genevieve is also a character on the American soap opera, The Young and the Restless.