Gwen - Meaning Of Gwen, What Does Gwen Mean?

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Gwen Meaning


What does Gwen mean, popularity, numerology and more.

The name Gwen is of Welsh origin.

The meaning of Gwen is "white, fair, blessed, holy".  

Gwen is used as both a boys and girls name. It consists of 4 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Gwen.

In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 957  in baby name popularity for girls with 277 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Gwen Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Gwen has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Gwen to other names.


Gwen is a diminutive (nickname) of Gwendolen.

The name Gwendolen is derived from the elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed, holy" and dolen meaning "ring or bow".

According to Geoffrey of Monmouth, Gwendolen was the wife and Queen of Locrinus, King of the Britons, until she defeated him in battle and assumed leadership.

Variants of the name Gwen include Gwenn, Gwenna, Gwenne, Gwynn, Gwynne.

The names Gwinda, Gwyn, Gwynfor, Gwynham are all forms of Gwen.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Gwen Stefani.

Would you like to fingerspell the name Gwen in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

Just for fun, see the name Gwen in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Gwen in Nautical Flags page.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Gwen Numerology page.

Gwen Numerology
Gwen in Hieroglyhics
Gwen in Nautical Flags
Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

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