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Meaning and Name Origin

Gwendalyn \gwe-ndal-yn, gwen-da-lyn\ as a girls' name. Gwendalyn's name origin is Welsh, and the meaning of Gwendalyn is "fair bow; blessed ring". Gwendalyn is a variant of Gwendolyn (Welsh): in some legends, Merlin the magician has a wife named Gwendolyn. Scarce as a baby name.


Gwendalyn has 13 variants: Guendolen, Guendolin, Guendolinn, Guendolynn, Gwendaline, Gwendolen, Gwendolene, Gwendolin, Gwendoline, Gwendolynn, Gwendolynne, Gwenndolen and Gwyndolyn.

Gwendalyn has 20 more different forms via Gwendolyn: Guenna, Gwen, Gwenda, Gwenette, Gwenna, Gwenni, Gwennie, Gwenny, Gwenyth, Gwyn, Gwyneth, Gwynn, Gwynna, Gwynne, Wendi, Wendie, Wendy, Win, Winne and Wynne.


Gwendalyn is a rare given name for females. Gwendalyn is an equivalently unique last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Gwendalyn and associated names. Popular related forms of Gwendalyn (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 are Gwen (#957 the previous year), Gwendolyn (#420), Gwyneth, Wendi and Wendy (#782). These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 and have become significantly less popular since, with the versions Gwen, Wendi and Wendy becoming less stylish. Gwendolyn (#420) is the most trendy name for newborns in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gwen, Gwendolyn, Gwyneth, Wendi, Wendy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gwendalyn and related baby names outside U.S.