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Gaynor (girl)

What does Gaynor mean?

Gaynor Pronunciation of Gaynor 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH Ga-, white, medieval, queen

Variations

VARIANTS Gaenor, Gayna, Gayner

SEE ALSO Jennifer

OTHER FORMS VIA GUINEVERE Gaenna, Gwenora, Gwenore, Gwyn, Gwynn, Gwynna, Gwynne

CREATIVE FORMS
(female)

(male)


MIDDLE NAME PAIRINGS
Gaynor Nyla (G.N.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Gaynor (NOT RANKED) appearing in the Top 2000 are Guinevere (#1336 IN 2015), Gwyn, Gwynne and Jennifer (#252). 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 0.08%, DOWN 98%), with the form Jennifer becoming less in vogue. (2015 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 sound-alike 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.

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