Back to Back
Naming Your Baby Has Never Been This Fun
  1. Pick 5 favorite names for your BellyBallot
  2. Invite friends & family to vote. More votes = cool prizes!
  3. Announce your final choice on Facebook & Twitter!
Get Started
xGwendolyn
Origin/Usage
Welsh
Pronunciation
GWEN-də-lin
Meaning
Blessed bow
More info about the name "Gwendolyn"
More Info

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.

Popularity of the Name Gwendolyn
Also Spelled Like...

Gwen, Gwendaline, Gwendalyn, Gwendelyn, Gwendolen, Gwendolene, Gwendolin, Gwendoline, Gwendolynn, Gwendolynne, Gwenndolen, Gwyndolen, Gwyndolin, Gwyndolyn

add a name
Famous Gwendolyns

Gwendolyn Bennet - poet
Gwendolyn Brooks - poet
Gwendolyn Farnsworth - writer
Gwendolyn MacEwen - writer
Gwendolyn Parker - published author

more
Do you like the name Gwendolyn?
Discussion on the name Gwendolyn