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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.

Gwen is also pronounced similarly to Gwin and Gwinn. Other suggested similar baby names are Geena, Gem, Gena, Gene, Glen, Gwenna, Gwenni and Gwenny.


Gwen is a very popular first name for females (#451 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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