There are multiple origins and translations for the name Genevieve:
1. Welsh (Gwenhwyfar) name derived from Gwyn - "white; blessed" + hwyfa - "phantom; magic; wave".
2. French name Geneviève, comes from the Late Latin Genovefa from the Celtic word denotation - "woman of the people".
St. Genevieve. Patroness of Paris, b. at Nanterre, c. 419 or 422; d. at Paris, 512. Her feast is kept on 3 January.