What does Gwenevere mean?
Gwenevere \gwe-neve-re, gwen(e)-vere\ as a girls' name is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Gwenevere is "fair and smooth". Gwenevere is a derivative of Guinevere (Welsh): an early form of Jennifer.
Gwenevere has 46 more alternative forms via Guinevere: Gaenna, Gaynor, Genever, Genevieve, Genevra, Geniffer, Geniver, Genivra, Genna, Gennie, Gennifer, Genny, Ginevra, Guenna, Guennola, Guinna, Gwen▼, Gwenn, Gwennie, Gwennola, Gwennora, Gwennore, Gwenny, Gwenora, Gwenore, Gwyn, Gwynn, Gwynna, Gwynne, Janifer, Jen, Jeni, Jenifer▼, Jennee, Jenni, Jennie▼, Jennifer, Jenny▼, Vera, Wendee, Wendie, Wendy▼, Win, Winne, Winnie▼ and Winny.
Gwenevere is a rare given name for women. Gwenevere is also a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Prominent related forms of Gwenevere (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 are Genevieve (#210 a year ago), Gwen (#957), Jenifer, Jennie, Jennifer (#220), Jenny (#822), Vera (#367), Wendy (#782) and Winnie. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during 1940-1949 (usage of 0.6013%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.2936%, down 51.2%), with versions like Jenifer, Jennie, Jenny, Wendy and Winnie becoming somewhat outmoded. Genevieve (#210), Jennifer (#220) and Vera (#367) are three of the more trendy girl names in this compilation, and there is a resurgence in baby name popularity for Genevieve and Vera. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Gwenevere and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Genevre. Like Gwenevere, this name is not commonly used.