The name Genivieve is of German origin and is an alternate variation of Genevieve. It is also spelled Geneviève in French. The meaning of Genivieve is 'woman of the tribe'. The name has generally been given to girls. It is popular in European countries. In biblical references, Saint Genevieve is credited with saving the city of Paris from the attack of the Huns. Some famous personalities associated with the name Genivieve are Genivieve Bujold, Genevieve Angelson, and Genivieve Padalecki.