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Meaning and Name Origin

Gaynor \ga(y)-nor\ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Gaynor) is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Gaynor is "white and smooth, soft". Medieval form of the name of Arthur's queen, Guinevere.


Gaynor has 3 variants: Gaenor, Gayna and Gayner.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Jennifer.

Gaynor has 17 more different forms via Guinevere: Gaenna, Genna, Gennie, Genny, Guenna, Guinna, Gwen, Gwenn, Gwennora, Gwennore, Gwenny, Gwenora, Gwenore, Gwyn, Gwynn, Gwynna and Gwynne.


Gaynor is an uncommonly occurring given name for females but a very prominent surname for all people (#5096 out of 88799, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Gaynor and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Gaynor (#unlisted) are Gwen (#957 in 2014) and Jennifer (#220). These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 and have become much less popular since, with the form Gwen becoming less in vogue. Jennifer (#220) is the most trendy birth name among these. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gwen, Jennifer in U.S.

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