Gwen
Origin/Usage
Welsh
Pronunciation
GWEN
Meaning
Blessed bow
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Gwen is a diminutive of Gwendolyn. Gwendolyn originates in Welsh language and means "blessed bow". Gwendolyn was the name of a character in Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest. In its variant spelling this was also the name of a fictional queen in the Historia Regum Britanniae written by Geoffrey of Monmouth. Until today, Gwendolyn has remained a fairly popular feminine given name in the United States.

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