What does Gwen mean?
Gwen [gwen] as a girls' name is pronounced gwyn. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Gwen is "fair, white, blessed, holy".
Short form of Gwendolen, Guinevere and Gwenllian. In Welsh Gwen is the feminine form of Gwyn. Name of a fifth-century saint who was aunt of St David and mother of the saints Cybi and Cadfan. Often used as an independent name. Pop singer Gwen Stefani.
Gwen has 21 more related forms via Guinevere, Gwendolen, Gwyn: Gaenna, Genna, Genny, Guenna, Gwenda, Gwenna, Gwenni, Gwennie, Gwenny, Gwenora, Gwenore, Gwenyth, Gwin, Gwinn, Gwinna, Gwinne, Gwynna, Gwynne, Jen, Jeni and Win.Kreatif forms:
(female) Gwenne, Gwlen, ..
(male) Gwenah, Gwenne, ..
How popular is Gwen?
Gwen is a very prominent first name for women (#451 out of 4276, Top 11%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#90252 out of 150436, Top 60%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Gwen for girls. Gwen was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its highest rank of #327 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is at #957 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Gwen and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Gwen (#957 in 2014) listed in the Top 2000 are Genna, Guinevere (#1408 in 2014), Gwenda, Gwenn, Gwenyth (#1708), Gwyn, Gwynne and Jeni. Other forms, like Gwenna, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Gwen reached its most widespread in the 1950s (median #1577) and is somewhat less today (#1785, 30% less usage).
Gwen is alike in pronunciation to Gunne. Other recommended names are Aden, Anwen, Aren, Arwen, Aven, Bren, Eden▲, Elen, Gae, Gaea, Gael, Galen, Geena, Gem, Gena▼, Gene▼, Glen, Glenn, Glyn, Iren, Olwen, Pen, Rowen, Ryen and Wren▲. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gwen.