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Gwen meaning and name origin

Gwen \g-wen\ as a girl's name is pronounced gwyn. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Gwen is "fair, white, blessed, holy". Short form of Gwendolyn and Guinevere. 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 3 variant forms: Gwenn, Gwyn and Gwynn.

Baby names that sound like Gwen are Gwin, Gene, Gena, Geena, Gwenny, Gwenni, Gwenna and Gwinn.

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Popularity of Gwen

Gwen is a very popular first name for women (#451 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).

Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Gwen compared with its variant forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Gwen only.

Popularity of name Gwen
Popularity of Gwen