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What does Guinevere mean?

Guinevere /guin-e-ve-re/ as a girls' name is pronounced GWIN-a-veer. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Guinevere is "fair and smooth".

From the Old French form of Welsh Gwenhwyfar, from gwen "fair, blessed, holy" and hwyfar "soft, smooth". An early form of Jennifer and Gaynor. Mythology: King Arthur's queen.


Guinevere has 53 variants: Finnabhair, 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.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Guinevera, Guineverel, ..

(male) Guineveret, Guineveson, ..

How popular is Guinevere?

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


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

Displayed below is the birth name history of Guinevere for girls. Guinevere entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its highest position of #1408 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Guinevere name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the history of Guinevere and affiliated names. Prominent alternative forms of Guinevere (#1408 in 2014) are Genevieve (#210 in 2014), Genevra, Genna, Gennie, Gwen (#957), Gwenn, Gwyn, Gwynne, Jeni, Jenifer, Jenni, Jennie, Jennifer (#220), Jenny (#822), Vera (#367), Wendie, Wendy (#782) and Winnie (#1417). These forms of Guinevere were at the top of their popularity in the 1970s (average #1188) and are now significantly less widespread (#1483, down 94.4%), with versions such as Winnie becoming less in vogue.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gwen, Gwenn, Gwyn, Gwynne, Jeni in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jenifer, Jenni, Jennie, Jennifer, Jenny in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Vera, Wendie, Wendy, Winnie in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Geneve, Geneveeve, Genevie, Genevre, Genivee, Gennivre, Genovera, Ginebra, Ginelle, Ginette, Ginevre, Gingee, Ginger, Ginjer (see Ginger), Ginnee and Gunnvor. These names tend to be more commonly used than Guinevere.