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What does Gaynor mean?

Gaynor Pronunciation of Gaynor [gaynor] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Gaynor) is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Gaynor is "son of the fair-skinned one". From a different root from the feminine version; for male children, this is a transferred surname.

Associated with: irish, fair (white), surname.


Gaynor has 6 variants: Gaine, Gainer, Gainor, Gay, Gayner and Gaynnor.

3 feminine forms: Gaenor, Guinevere and Jennifer.

Creative forms:
(male) Galnor, Gonor, ..

(female) Gaynore, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gaynor Braxton (G.B.), ..

How popular is Gaynor?

Gaynor is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#5238 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only prominent alternative form of Gaynor (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 is Gay. This form of Gaynor was favored by parents during 1890-1899. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gay in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Gaynor is alike in pronunciation to Gunnar and Gunner. Other recommended names are Baylor, Dayner, Gabor, Gannon, Garnar, Garner, Gayler, Gaylon, Gaylor, Gaylord, Gayne, Gaynes, Grygor, Gwynfor, Maynor, Mayor, Mynor, Naylor, Radnor, Ragnor, Rainor, Raynar, Rayner, Raynor, Raynord, Taybor, Taylor and Zaylor. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gaynor.

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