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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)
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