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Updated February 19, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Birth

What does Genesis mean and stand for?

The name Genesis is of Latin origin and means "birth." It is the name of the first book of The Bible, and often popular among religious families. While it may seem that Genesis derives from Jennifer or Genevieve, it is actually its own name.

Syllables: 3

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Origin

Boy name variations

How Popular Is The Name Genesis

Famous people who gave their babies this name


According to Social Security Administration data, Genesis has been consistently popular, remaining in the top 100 since 2008. It has yet to break the top 50, but it did come close when it ranked 55 in 2013.

However, it is the 18th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Genesis was at its peak popularity in February 2021.

Genesis was originally of the first book of The Bible before being used consistently as a name for both girls and boys. Genesis has been a popular name for both albums and rock groups. There is both an English and Dutch rock group with the name Genesis. It is also the name of actress Genesis Rodriguez.

Where is it Popular?

Genesis was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Genesis

  • Gen
  • Gene
  • Geni
  • Ness
  • Nessie
  • Sissy

Pairs well with these middle names


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