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Gaynor (girl)

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What does Gaynor mean?

Gaynor [gay-nor] as a girls' name 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.

Associated with: white, medieval, queen.


Gaynor has 3 variants: Gaenor, Gayna and Gayner.

Related girl name: Jennifer.

Gaynor has 7 more different relations via Guinevere: Gaenna, Gwenora, Gwenore, Gwyn, Gwynn, Gwynna and Gwynne.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Gaynorra, Gaynorri, ..

(male) Gaygor, Gaynorre, ..

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Prominent alternative forms of Gaynor (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Guinevere (#1408 in 2014), Gwyn, Gwynne and Jennifer (#220). Other variants, like Gwynn, are seldom used. These forms of Gaynor reached the top of their popularity in the 1970s (usage of 4.28%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.1%, down 98%), with the form Jennifer becoming less in vogue. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Gaynor and associated names. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Guinevere, Gwyn, Gwynne, Jennifer in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jennifer outside U.S.

Similar Names


Recommended names are Alenor, Elanor, Elenor, Elinor, Gafna, Gana, Ganah, Ganit, Gardner, Garnet, Gay, Gaye, Gayel, Gayla, Gayle, Gaylen (see Gayle), Gayll, Gaylla, Gaylle, Glyn, Glynae, Glynda, Glynis, Glynn, Gunnvor, Gwynda, Honor, Leanor, Lenor, Leonor, Lienor, Nanor, Ninor, Tahlor, Tailor and Taylor. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gaynor.