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What does Gwyneth mean?

Gwyneth Pronunciation of Gwyneth as a girls' name is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Gwyneth is "white, fair". From the Welsh district name Gwynedd, probably from gwen meaning "white, fair". May also derive from gwynaeth meaning "luck, happiness". Its use in the English-speaking world seems to have been due to the popular novelist Annie Harriet Hughes (19th century) whose pen name was Gwyneth Vaughan. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Also form of Gwendolen.


ASSOCIATED WITH white, fair (beautiful), luck (star), happiness (joy), 19th century


VARIANTS Cheryth, Gweneth, Gwenetta, Gwenette, Gwenisha, Gwenita, Gwenith, Gwenness, Gwenneth, Gwennetta, Gwenyth, Gwineth, Gwinneth, Gwinyth, Gwyn, Gwynedd, Gwynith, Gwynna, Gwynne, Gwynneth, Winnie, Winny, Wynne, Wynnie



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How popular is Gwyneth?

Gwyneth is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3722 out of 4276, Top 87%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Gwyneth entered the list in 1998 and reached its peak rank of #889 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is presently at #1289. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Gwyneth (#1289 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) are Gwenyth (#1907), Gwyn, Gwynne and Winnie (#1005). These relations of Gwyneth were favored a century ago (MEDIAN #1636) and are now significantly less conventional.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gwyneth, Gwenyth, Gwyn, Gwynne, Winnie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Cynth, Garnet, Gayner, Gobnet, Gwynda, Gwyneira, Gwynn, Janeth, Janneth and Luneth. These names tend to be less frequently used than Gwyneth.

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