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What does Gwenn mean?

Gwenn Pronunciation of Gwenn [gwenn] as a girls' name is a Welsh name, and the meaning of the name Gwenn is "fair and smooth; fair, white, blessed, holy". Gwenn is a version of Guinevere (Welsh). Gwenn is also a French form of Gwen (Welsh).

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


Gwenn has 3 variants: Gwyn, Gwynn and Gwynne.

18 more related forms via Guinevere, Gwen: Gaenna, Genna, Gennie, Genny, Guenna, Guinna, Gwennie, Gwennola, Gwennora, Gwennore, Gwenny, Gwenora, Gwenore, Gwynna, Jen, Jeni, Jenni and Jenny.

Creative forms:
(female) Gwene, Gwina, ..

(male) Gwedy, Gwenes, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gwenn Ariane (G.A.), ..

How popular is Gwenn?

Gwenn is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2831 out of 4276, Top 66%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Gwenn entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its apex rank of #1499 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gwenn name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Gwenn ranked in the Top 2000 are Gwen (#746 from current records), Jenny (#968), Guinevere (#1336), Jeni, Jenni, Gwynne, Gennie, Genna and Gwyn. These relations of Gwenn were popular as birth names 5 decades ago (usage of 0.15%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.04%, 76.2%), with the form Jenny going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gwenn, Genna, Gennie, Guinevere, Gwen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gwyn, Gwynne, Jeni, Jenni, Jenny in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Gwenn is alike in pronunciation to Gunne, Gwin, Gwinn and Gwinne. Other suggested similar names are Brenn, Geena, Gena, Gene, Genni, Glen, Glenn, Glenna, Glenne, Glynn, Gwenda, Gwenna, Gwenni, Gwinna, Jenn and Olwenn (see Olwen). These names tend to be less frequently used than Gwenn.

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