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What does Gwendolyn mean?

Gwendolyn /gwen-do-lyn/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' 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 variants: Guendolen, Guendolin, Guendolinn, Guendolynn, Guenna, Gwen, Gwenda, Gwendaline, Gwendalyn, Gwendolen, Gwendolene, Gwendolin, Gwendoline, Gwendolynn, Gwendolynne, Gwenette, Gwenna, Gwenndolen, Gwenni, Gwennie, Gwenny, Gwenyth, Gwyn, Gwyndolyn, Gwyneth, Gwynn, Gwynna, Gwynne, Wendi, Wendie, Wendy, Win, Winne and Wynne.

Gwendolyn has 7 more related forms via Wendy: Wenda, Wendaline, Wendee, Wendeline, Wendey, Wendye and Windy.

Kreatif forms: Glendolyn, Gwendolynna, Gwendolynny. [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. during 1950-1959, and is at #420 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Prominent varying forms of Gwendolyn (#420 last year) are Wendy (#782 last year), Gwen (#957), Windy, Gwyneth and Wendi. Variants like Wendey are seldom used. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4942%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.1402%, down 71.6%), 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)

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

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