What does Gaynor mean?
Gaynor /gay-nor/ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Gaynor) is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Gaynor is "white, smooth, soft". Medieval short form of the name of Arthur's queen, Guinevere, in use since the 15th century.
Related girl name: Jennifer.more]
How popular is Gaynor?
Gaynor is an uncommonly occurring given name for females but a very prominent surname for all people (#5238 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Prominent alternative forms of Gaynor (not ranked) appearing in the Top 1000 are Gwen (#957 2 years ago) and Jennifer (#220). Other variants, like Gwyn, are seldom used. These forms of Gaynor reached the top of their popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.7875%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.4115%, down 47.7%). Jennifer is a perennial favorite, and Gwen is now somewhat dated. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Gaynor and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)