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What does Guenevere mean?

Guenevere Pronunciation of Guenevere [guen-e-vere] as a girls' name is of Welsh origin, and the name Guenevere means "fair and smooth". Guenevere is an alternate spelling of Guinevere (Welsh).

Associated with: fair (beautiful), smooth (gentle).


Guenevere has 5 variants: Guenever, Gueniver, Guinever, Gwenevere and Gweniver.

4 more alternative forms via Guinevere: Genever, Genevieve, Genevra and Geniver.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Guenevere Braelyn (G.B.), ..

How popular is Guenevere?

Guenevere is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Guenevere is an equivalently uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Guenevere (not ranked) are Genevieve (#182 in recent rankings), Genevra and Guinevere (#1336). Other forms, like Guenever, are uncommon. These relations of Guenevere were popular with parents in the 1910s (usage of 0.2%) and are somewhat less common today (usage 0.1%, down 45.3%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Genevieve, Genevra, Guinevere in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Guenevere and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Geegee, Genavieve, Genette, Geneva, Geneve, Geneveeve, Genevia, Genevie, Genevre, Genifer (see Jennifer), Genivee, Genivieve, Genivra, Gennivre, Genovefa, Genovera, Genoveva, Ginevra, Ginevre, Gleneen, Glenene, Glennene (see Glenna), Gunnvor, Gweneira, Gwenette, Gwennore (see Guinevere) and Gwenore. These names tend to be more frequently used than Guenevere.

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