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What does Guinevere mean?

Guinevere \gu(i)-neve-re, guin(e)-vere\ as a girls' name is pronounced GWIN-a-veer. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Guinevere is "fair and smooth". An early form of Jennifer. Mythology: King Arthur's queen.


Guinevere has 52 variants: Gaenna, Gaynor, Genever, Genevieve, Genevra, Geniffer, Geniver, Genivra, Genna, Gennie, Gennifer, Genny, Ginevra, Guenever, Guenevere, Gueniver, Guenna, Guennola, Guinever, Guinna, Gwen, Gwenevere, Gweniver, Gwenn, Gwennie, Gwennola, Gwennora, Gwennore, Gwenny, Gwenora, Gwenore, Gwyn, Gwynn, Gwynna, Gwynne, Janifer, Jen, Jeni, Jenifer, Jennee, Jenni, Jennie, Jennifer, Jenny, Vera, Wendee, Wendie, Wendy, Win, Winne, Winnie and Winny.

Guinevere has 24 more related forms via Jennifer: Genifer, Genni, Gennifur, Gennivre, Jeffie, Jena, Jenefer, Jeneffer, Jeniffer, Jenifre, Jenipher, Jenn, Jenna, Jennafer, Jenne, Jennefer, Jenneffer, Jenney, Jennica, Jennifeur, Jenniffer, Jenniver, Jennyfer and Jenyfer.


Guinevere is an uncommon given name for females. Guinevere is an equally rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Guinevere and affiliated names. Prominent alternative forms of Guinevere (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are Genevieve (#210 in 2014), Gwen (#957), Jena, Jenifer, Jenna (#266), Jennie, Jennifer (#220), Jenny (#822), Vera (#367), Wendy (#782) and Winnie. This girl name was at the top of its popularity during the years 1980-1989 and is now significantly less widespread, with versions such as Jena, Jennie, Jenny, Wendy and Winnie falling out of style. Genevieve (#210), Jenna (#266), Jennifer (#220) and Vera (#367) are four of the more fashionable baby names in this list, with Genevieve and Vera going through a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Genevieve, Gwen, Jena, Jenifer, Jenna, Jennie, Jennifer, Jenny, Vera, Wendy, Winnie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jenna, Jennifer, Jenny, Vera outside U.S.

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Ginevre. Like Guinevere, this name is not commonly used.