Gwendolyn - Meaning of Gwendolyn

What does Gwendolyn mean?

[ 3 syll. gwen-do-lyn, gw-endol-yn ] The baby girl name Gwendolyn is pronounced as GWEHN-Dah-LihN in English †. Gwendolyn is mainly used in English and Welsh, and it is of Welsh origin. Gwendolyn is a spelling variant of the English and Welsh name Gwendolen.

See also the related categories, english and welsh.

Gwendolyn is a classic favorite. At present it is still fairly popular as a baby name for girls, though it was in more widespread use previously, and it is also perceived to be rather trendy. The name grew in popularity from the 1900s up to the 1950s; prior to that, it was of occasional use only. At the modest height of its usage in 1953, 0.182% of baby girls were named Gwendolyn. It ranked at #112 then. The baby name has since experienced a fall in frequency. In 2018, its usage was 0.045% and its ranking #372, but it was nevertheless the most popular within all girl names in its group.

Baby names that sound like Gwendolyn include Gwendolen, Gwendolyne, Gwendolynn, Gwendaline, and Gwendoline.

† Pronunciation for Gwendolyn: G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; W as in "we (W.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)"

A famous person named Gwendolyn is Poet Gwendolyn Brooks, born 7 June 1917 - 3 December 2000, Topeka, Kansas.



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