Girl Baby Name

Genesis

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Quick Facts on Genesis

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English, Greek, Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 55
Pronunciation:
JEN-ә-sis
Simple meaning:
Origin, beginning

Characteristics of Genesis

  • Humanitarian
  • Community-minded
  • Family-oriented
  • Loving
  • Affectionate
  • Compassionate
  • Sensitive

Etymology & Historical Origin - Genesis

Genesis is the name of the first book of the Pentateuch (first five books of the Bible, traditionally believed to have been written by Moses). The English adopted the word from the Latin, ultimately derived from the Greek “génesis” (γένεσις) meaning “origin, creation”, from “gígnesthai” (γεννηθεί) meaning “be born”. The Greek word was chosen as a literal translation of the Hebrew Berēšīṯ (בְּרֵאשִׁית‎) meaning “in the beginning” (which are the first three words of the text, i.e., “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”) Both the Greek and Latin words can be traced to the Proto-Indo-European root *gen(e)- meaning “to produce, beget, generate” (Pok. 373). In other words, Genesis is a very old concept of creation. The Book of Genesis in the Old Testament narrates God’s Creation and the origin of His chosen people. As a female given name, Genesis is really quite modern. It is used mainly in the United States.

Popularity of the Name Genesis

The usage of Genesis as a female given name is really an American invention. The name didn’t appear on the U.S. popularity charts until 1988, so we’re talking about 25 years in the making. Obviously a biblically inspired name, Genesis rose to the Top 100 list in 2008. The name seems to go with other non-traditional, religious-based names such as Trinity or Neveah. Mostly popular with Christian parents, naming daughters Genesis is a new and different way of expressing a strong sense of moral values, and hoping to communicate those ideals onward. Either that, or parents really, really liked the 80’s band bearing the same name. We think Genesis would be a good choice to give to your first born, epitomizing the beginning of your own creation.
Popularity of the Girl Name Genesis
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Genesis

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Genesis

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Genesis

    Genesis We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Genesis.

  • Popular Songs on Genesis

    Popular Songs on Genesis

    Genesis - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Genesis.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Genesis

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Genesis

    A is for Adam: The Gospel from Genesis (Ken Ham) - Children will delight in the colorful illustrations and rhymes herein that teach about creation and the gospel. This three-part family book is an ABC book, a coloring book and a home-devotional teaching book. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    In the Beginning: The Story of Genesis and Earth Activities for Children (Michael J. Caduto) - A one-of-a-kind book that offers young people a deeper experience of the Bible, showing how it can become a guide for living in a close, connected way with all of Creation. Each chapter begins with a Bible story about Creation, retold by the author. The stories are followed by reflections about the nature of Creation and the wisdom that can help to guide our relationship with God's Earth. Finally, easy-to-follow activities, including instructions and a list of the needed materials, flow from the subjects found in the stories. Recommended for ages 9-12.

  • Famous People Named Genesis

    Famous People Named Genesis

    Famous People Named Genesis - We cannot find any celebrities of significantly popular people with the first name Genesis.

  • Children of Famous People Named Genesis

    Children of Famous People Named Genesis

    Famous People who Named their Daughter Genesis - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Genesis.

  • Historic Figures

    Genesis - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Genesis - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Genesis.

Personality of the Girl Name Genesis

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

Variations of the Baby Name - Genesis

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