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What does Gwendolyn mean?

Gwendolyn Pronunciation of Gwendolyn as a name for girls has its root in Welsh, and the name Gwendolyn means "fair bow; blessed ring". Gwendolyn is an alternate spelling of Gwendolen (Welsh). See also Gwyn


ASSOCIATED WITH fair (beautiful), blessed


VARIANTS Gwyndolyn, Gwenndolyn, Gwendolynne, Gwendolynn, Gwendolyne, Gwendoline, Gwendolin, Gwendolene, Gwendalyn, Gwendaline, Guendolynn, Guendolinn, Guendolin, Guendolen



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How popular is Gwendolyn?

Gwendolyn is a very popular first name for females (#264 out of 4276, Top 6%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Gwendolyn reached its highest position of #132 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is at #372 currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

The only other prominent varying form of Gwendolyn (#372 LAST YEAR) is Gwyn. Other variants, like Gwendaline, are seldom used. These relations of Gwendolyn were at the height of their popularity 68 years ago (MEDIAN #840) and are now much less conventional (#1186, 70.6% LESS USAGE).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gwendolyn, Gwyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Brandalyn, Brandelyn, Brandilyn, Brandolyn, Brandylyn (see Brandilyn), Brendolyn, Gemmalyn, Geralyn, Gerrilyn, Guennola, Gwenda, Gwenfron, Gwenllian, Gwenn, Gwennola (see Guinevere), Gwennora (see Guinevere), Gwennore (see Guinevere), Gwenny, Gwenora, Gwenore, Jennalyn, Jennilyn, Mandalyn and Mandolyn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Gwendolyn.

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