Guinevere: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Guinevere

Guinevere

Pronunciation: GWI-neh-veer (key)

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The Welsh spelling of the name is Gwenhwyfar. The Cornish form of this name, Jennifer, has become popular in the English-speaking world.

It's an incredibly beautiful name- I wish there were more girls with this lovely name.

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often mispelled,confused with Genevieve

Nicknames for Guinevere: | Edit

Gwen, Neve, Vera, Ginny, Jenny, Winnie, Wendy

Meanings and history of the name Guinevere: | Edit

Old French form of the Welsh name Gwenhwyfar, which is composed of the elements gwen meaning "fair, white" and hwyfar meaning "smooth". In Arthurian legend she was the beautiful wife of King Arthur who engaged in an adulterous affair with Sir Lancelot. Her betrayal of her husband with Mordred prompted the battle of Camlann, which led to the deaths of both Mordred and Arthur.

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Guinevere Turner, actress, screenwriter, and director who's known as the writer of films such as "The Notorious Bette Page" and the screen adaption of the novel "American Psycho."

Guinevere in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Guinnevere," song by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Guinevere is the name of King Arthur's legendary queen consort.
"Guinevere", the title of a play by Gina Gionfriddo
Guinevere is the title of the film directed by Audrey Wells
Guinevere, a TV movie about the legendary queen
"We Laugh Indoors" by Death Cab for Cutie contains the phrase over and over "I loved you, Guinevere, I loved you Guinevere, I loved you."
"Young Guinevere", children's book by Robert D. San Souci.

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