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Gwendolen Meaning


What does Gwendolen mean?

The name Gwendolen is of Welsh origin.

The meaning of Gwendolen is "white, fair ring".

Gwendolen is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 9 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Gwen-do-len.

The Given Name 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.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Gwendolen Harleth.

Gwendolen Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 8,250 in baby name popularity for girls with 13 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 7,573 in baby name popularity for girls with 15 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

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Gwendolen Related Names

Variants of the name Gwendolen include Guendolen, Gwendolin, Gwendoline, Gwendolyn, Gwendoyn, Gwynaline, Gwyndolin, Gwyndolynn, Gwynndolyn.

The names Gwendoloena, Gwynette are all forms of Gwendolen.

Gwendolen has the diminutive (nickname) Gwen.

Famous Gwendolens

  • Gwendolen Harleth ~ Daniel Deronda character

Gwendolen Numerology

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Gwendolen Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Gwendolen in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Gwendolen.

Just for fun, see the name Gwendolen 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 Gwendolen in Nautical Flags page.