What does Gwendolyn mean?
Gwendolyn /gwen-do-lyn/ [3 sylls.] as a name for girls. Gwendolyn's root is Welsh, and the name Gwendolyn means "fair bow; blessed ring". Gwendolyn is an alternate spelling of Gwendolen (Welsh) with the suffix -yn. See also Gwyn.
Gwendolyn▲ has 20 more related forms via Gwendolen: Guenna, Gwen▼, Gwenda, Gwenette, Gwenna, Gwenni, Gwennie, Gwenny, Gwenyth, Gwyn, Gwyneth, Gwynn, Gwynna, Gwynne, Wendi▼, Wendie, Wendy▼, Win, Winne and Wynne.Kreatif forms: Gwendolya, Gwendolynia, Gwendolynna. [more]
How popular is Gwendolyn?
Gwendolyn is a very popular first name for females (#264 out of 4276, Top 6%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Gwendolyn for girls. Gwendolyn reached its highest position of #134 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is at #420 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Prominent varying forms of Gwendolyn (#420 last year) are Wendy (#782 last year), Gwen (#957), Gwyneth and Wendi. Variants like Gwendolynn are seldom used. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.577%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.1682%, 70.8% less), with the versions Wendy, Wendi and Gwen becoming less in vogue. Gwendolyn (#420) is the most trendy girl name among these. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Gwendolyn and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)