Genesis Name Meaning

With a meaning as powerful as “the beginning,” Genesis is a Greek name loaded with potential. A reference to the beginning of Earth and man, the name is fitting for the gift of new life, especially if she’s a couple’s first child.

Genesis works well with a number of today’s trends. She’s a word name, as are trendy choices Paisley, Aria, and Karma, but also a bit virtuesque like Hope or Grace. In addition, Genesis is strong name, shunning the delicate sounds of modern monikers with her powerful feel like Nova and Freya.

Best known for her biblical roots, Genesis is the name of the first book in the Old Testament. The Book of Genesis details the creation of the world, Adam and Eve, and the great flood in its texts. It’s the starting point in Judaism and Christianity, an incredibly impactful scripture in both religions. Genesis is a clear way of showing your devotion to your faith.

Genesis isn’t a trendy name, despite rocketing to the Top 100 charts in the past decades. She has a history to her that doesn’t quite make her classic, but gives her a depth to avoid the label placed upon Kinsleyor Nevaeh.

Similar names include Exodus, Eden, and Jubilee.

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Genesis Name Popularity

How popular is the name Genesis? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 0 0%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 0 0%
1969 0 0%
1970 0 0%
1971 0 0%
1972 0 0%
1973 0 0%
1974 0 0%
1975 2,797 5 0.0004%
1976 2,756 5 0.0004%
1977 2,847 5 0.0004%
1978 1,844 17 0.0013%
1979 1,812 21 0.0015%
1980 2,025 16 0.0011%
1981 1,973 18 0.0012%
1982 1,909 19 0.0013%
1983 1,450 37 0.0025%
1984 1,835 21 0.0014%
1985 1,602 32 0.0021%
1986 1,680 29 0.0019%
1987 1,079 87 0.0057%
1988 755 198 0.0127%
1989 638 282 0.0175%
1990 582 350 0.0211%
1991 444 535 0.0328%
1992 381 637 0.0399%
1993 434 538 0.0345%
1994 268 1,021 0.0665%
1995 332 756 0.0502%
1996 285 987 0.0659%
1997 256 1,108 0.0749%
1998 265 1,155 0.0772%
1999 255 1,209 0.0807%
2000 246 1,278 0.0837%
2001 222 1,406 0.0933%
2002 230 1,341 0.0895%
2003 218 1,467 0.0964%
2004 184 1,845 0.1211%
2005 155 2,204 0.1442%
2006 168 2,079 0.1328%
2007 140 2,470 0.1566%
2008 95 3,508 0.227%
2009 83 3,656 0.2446%
2010 90 3,293 0.2285%
2011 81 3,500 0.2457%
2012 57 4,285 0.3007%
2013 56 4,277 0.3004%
2014 69 4,149 0.2848%
2015 66 4,149 0.2852%
2016 58 4,322 0.2998%
2017 56 4,223 0.3026%
2018 57 4,050 0.2948%
2019 58 3,997 0.2953%

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Names Like Genesis

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What names are diminutives of Genesis?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Genesis sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Genesis, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Jen

Fair one; white and smooth, soft

Welsh

Jenn

Fair one

Welsh

Jenna

Fair magical being

English


What names are variants of Genesis?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Genesis.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Genesies

Origin, birth

Hebrew

Genesiss

Origin, birth

Hebrew

Genessa

Origin, birth

Hebrew

Genisa

Origin, birth

Hebrew

Genisia

Origin, birth

Hebrew

Genisis

Origin, birth

Hebrew

Gennesis

Origin, birth

Hebrew

Gennesiss

Origin, birth

Hebrew

Jenesis

Origin, birth

Hebrew

Jenesyss

Origin, birth

Hebrew

Jennasis

Origin, birth

Hebrew


What names sound like Genesis?

If you like how Genesis sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Genesis.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Exodus

Exit of Large Group

Greek

Gemma

Precious stone

Italian

Genevieve

Family woman

French

Jancess
Jancis

Modern

Jemma

English

Jennifer

Fair magical being

English


What names are similar to Genesis?

Find a name that’s like Genesis, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Angel

Heavenly messenger

Greek

Faith

Devotion

English

Grace

Gracious one

English

Harmony

Perfect unity

English

Heaven

Paradise

English

Honor

Woman of honor

Latin

Hope

Desire to be

English

Nevaeh

Heaven

American

Serenity

Calmness

English

Trinity

The Holy Trinity

English


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6 Comments

  1. hi im Genesis and i wasnt the first child i was the second child i live a happy life with two sister and one brother we all love each other my moms the only person taking care of us bc my dads in jail but we all had some mistakes but e still forgive each other were all hapy we are a big family

  2. I chose her name to be Genesis because it means “the beginning”. And that’s exactly what she is to me. My little beginning.

  3. My name is Genesis and I was the first child of my family. My family likes to find names in the bible and since I was the First child they had,They named my Genesis whiched means the origin or mode of formation of something,(but sometimes my friends call me Gen). I have never met someone here in Florida, But I have met a girl named Genesis in Honduras. Most girls that I met named Genesis are Hispanic. Does anyone know anyone who has the name Genesis and Not hispanic

    • Sooo, my name is Genesis * cough * and I am a mix of different Asians and whites. I have realized the name is getting more and more popular which is a little sad (I’ve always liked having a rare name haha) but I really do think it’s a cool name! It’s funny, my parents also wanted me to have a bible name but I am the second born so you have no idea how many times people have called me Exodus saying that should have been my name XD

  4. We chose the Genesis because this was going to be our first child and Genesis is the first book of the bible. God blessed us with this child,so it was only right to name her Genesis. We love everything about her name. We can’t see her with any other name.

  5. I choose Genesis for my baby girl because it’s the first book in the Bible and I love using biblical names because they have meanings that mean something special to our family.


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