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Meaning and name origin

Gwendolyn \gwe-ndol-yn, gwen-do-lyn\ as a girl's name is pronounced GWYN-doh-lin. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Gwendolyn is "fair bow; blessed ring". In some legends, Merlin the magician has a wife named Gwendolyn. The variant Wendy is much more common.

Gwendolyn has 34 variant forms: Guendolen, Guendolin, Guendolinn, Guendolynn, Guenna, Gwen, Gwenda, Gwendaline, Gwendalyn, Gwendolen, Gwendolene, Gwendolin, Gwendoline, Gwendolynn, Gwendolynne, Gwenna, Gwenette, Gwenndolen, Gwenni, Gwennie, Gwenny, Gwenyth, Gwyn, Gwyndolyn, Gwyneth, Gwynn, Gwynna, Gwynne, Wendi, Wendie, Wendy, Win, Winne and Wynne.


Gwendolyn is a very popular first name for females (#264 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gwendolyn for girls (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gwendolyn name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gwendolyn outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Gwendolyn and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Gwen, Gwendolyn, Gwyneth, Wendi and Wendy. (2015 statistics).

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gwendolyn, Wendy outside U.S.


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