Neva
Origin/Usage
Germanic
Pronunciation
NEE-və
Meaning
Leader of the tribe
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Neva is a diminutive of Geneva, ultimately derived from Genevieve. Genevieve originates in Germanic languages and means "leader of the tribe". It was the name of a 5th century patron saint of Paris in Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church. In the United States, Genevieve has been fairly popular as a feminine given name.

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