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Guinevere Meaning


What does Guinevere mean?

The name Guinevere is of Welsh origin.

The meaning of Guinevere is "white, fair and smooth, soft".

Guinevere is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 9 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Gui-ne-vere.

The Given Name Guinevere

The name Guinevere stems from the Norman French form of the Welsh name Gwenhwyfar. It is derived from the elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed, holy" and hwyfar meaning smooth, soft.

In Arthurian myth, Guinevere is the wife of King Arthur and the lover of Sir Lancelot.

Guinevere falls into the Arthurian legend name category.

Guinevere Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 1,446 in baby name popularity for girls with 151 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,241 in baby name popularity for girls with 191 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

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Guinevere Related Names

Guinevere is a form of Gwenhwyvar.

Variants of the name Guinevere include Guenevere, Guinivere, Gwenevere, Gwenevieve, Jennifer.

The name Gaynor is a form of Guinevere.

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