Meaning and Origin of: Genovese

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Italian : From Genoa, Italy

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • Southern Italian : habitational name for someone from Genoa in Liguria (see Genova), from the adjectival form of the place name. In medieval times the Genoese were regarded as clever individuals, and it is possible that the surname is sometimes a nickname with this sense.