Gwen: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Gwen

Gwen

Pronunciation: GWEHN (key)

Origin of the name Gwen:

A short form of any of the various names containing the Celtic element gwen, gwyn (white, fair, blessed), the name is also commonly bestowed as an independent given name.

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Gwendolyn

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Nicknames for Gwen: | Edit

Gweny; Gwendy
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Meanings and history of the name Gwen: | Edit

Gwen means "white, fair" in Welsh. It can be an independent name or a nickname for Gwenyth or Gwendolyn.

Famous real-life people named Gwen: | Edit

Gwen Stefani, American singer and fashion designer
Gwen Guthrie, American singer
Gwendolyn "Gwen" Ifill, American journalist
Gwenyth "Gwen" Verdon, American actress

Gwen in song, story & screen: | Edit

Gwen Stacy, character from Marvel Comics' series "The Amazing Spider-Man"
Gwen Cooper, character on the BBC series "Torchwood"
Kevin Gwen, who was a fictional character in a few episodes of the 80's show "Full House"
Gwen Cummings, in the 2000 film "28 Days"

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