Gwendolyn
Origin/Usage
Welsh
Pronunciation
GWEN-də-lin
Meaning
Blessed bow
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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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Gwendolyn Bennet - poet
Gwendolyn Brooks - poet
Gwendolyn Farnsworth - writer
Gwendolyn MacEwen - writer
Gwendolyn Parker - published author

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