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Meaning and Name Origin

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. Scarcely used as a name for girls.


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

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)

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Gwenevere and corresponding names. 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 and have become much less widespread since, 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, with Genevieve and Vera enjoying a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Genevieve, Gwen, Jenifer, Jennie, Jennifer, Jenny, Vera, Wendy, Winnie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jennifer, Jenny, Vera outside U.S.

Similar Names

A recommended similar baby name is Genevre. Like Gwenevere, this name is not commonly used.