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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) are Genevieve (#210 in 2014), Gwen (#957), Jena, Jenifer, Jenna (#266), Jennie, Jennifer (#220), Jenny (#822), Vera (#367), Wendy (#782) and Winnie. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.5372%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.3069%, down 42.9%), 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, and there is also a rekindling in birth name popularity for Genevieve and Vera. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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.