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What does Gwenevere mean?

Gwenevere [gwen-e-ve-re] as a girls' name is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Gwenevere is "fair and smooth". Gwenevere is a version of Guinevere (Welsh) with the prefix Gw-.

Associated with: fair (beautiful), smooth (gentle).


Gwenevere has 5 variants: Guenever, Guenevere, Gueniver, Guinever and Gweniver.

Gwenevere has 6 more alternative forms via Guinevere: Genever, Genevieve, Genevra, Geniver, Gwennore and Gwenore.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Gweneverey, Gweneveri, ..

(male) Gweneveon, Gweneverin, ..

How popular is Gwenevere?

Gwenevere is a rare given name for women. Gwenevere is also a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Prominent related forms of Gwenevere (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Genevieve (#210 a year ago), Genevra and Guinevere (#1408). Other variants, like Gwennore, are seldom used. These forms of Gwenevere were at the peak of their popularity 104 years ago (adoption of 0.2%) and have become much less conventional since (adoption 0.1%, 55.9%). Shown below is an analysis of the history of Gwenevere and corresponding names. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Genevieve, Genevra, Guinevere in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Geegee, Genavieve, Genette, Geneva, Geneve, Geneveeve, Genevia, Genevie, Genevre, Genifer (see Jennifer), Genivee, Genivieve, Genivra, Gennivre, Genovefa, Genovera, Genoveva, Ginevra, Ginevre, Gleneen, Glenene, Glennene (see Glenna), Gwendolene, Gweneira, Gweneth, Gwenetta, Gwenette, Gwenness (see Gwyneth), Gwenneth, Gwennie, Gwennora (see Guinevere), Gwenora and Gwyneira. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gwenevere.