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pinWhat does Guinevere mean?

Guinevere /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".

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.

Guinevere has 27 more related forms via Gaynor, Jennifer: Gaenor, Gayna, Gayner, 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.

Kreatif forms: Ginevere, Guinevene, Gunnvere. [more]

pinHow 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)

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Guinevere and affiliated names. Prominent alternative forms of Guinevere (outside Top 1000) are Genevieve (#210 2 years ago), Gwen (#957), Jena, Jenifer, Jenna (#266), Jennie, Jennifer (#220), Jenny (#822), Vera (#367), Wendy (#782) and Winnie. These forms of Guinevere were at the top of their popularity during 1980-1989 (average #462) and are somewhat less widespread today (#693, down 42.9%). Jennifer has historically been a favorite of parents, while Vera has gained in popularity, and Winnie is now somewhat dated. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Genevieve, Gwen, Jena, Jenifer, Jenna in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jennie, Jennifer, Jenny, Vera, Wendy, Winnie in U.S.

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

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