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What does Gwyn mean?

Gwyn Pronunciation of Gwyn as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Gwyn) is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Gwyn is "fair, white, blessed, holy". Also short form of Gwendolyn or Gwyneth. A masculine name in Wales used as a feminine name in the English-speaking world. Also form of Guinevere. Also form of Gwen. Also form of Gwendolen.


ASSOCIATED WITH fair (beautiful), white, blessed


VARIANTS Gwin, Gwinn, Gwinna, Gwinne, Gwynn, Gwynna, Gwynne




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How popular is Gwyn?

Gwyn is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3036 out of 4276, Top 71%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#12851 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Gwyn was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex rank of #1303 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not in the list at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Gwendolyn (#372 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Gwen (#907), Gwyneth (#1289), Guinevere (#1446) and Gwynne are the prominent alternative forms of Gwyn. Other variants, like Gwynedd, are seldom used. These forms of Gwyn were at the height of their popularity in the 1950s (MEDIAN #1293) and have become much less widespread since (#1335, DOWN 58%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gwyn, Guinevere, Gwen, Gwendolyn, Gwyneth, Gwynne in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Gwyn is pronounced similarly to Gunne and Gwenn. Other recommended sound-alike names are Anwyn, Arwyn, Aryn, Ayn, Bryn, Cyn, Edyn, Elyn, Eryn, Gay, Gaye, Gayna, Glen, Glyn, Glynn, Gwynda, Jyn, Lyn, Olwyn and Wyn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Gwyn.

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