Gwendolyn Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Gwendolyn:
English variant of the Welsh Gwendolen (fair-browed), a compound name composed of the elements gwen, gwyn (white, fair, blessed) and dolen (brows, eyebrows).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Gwendolyn
Gwen, Wendy, Dolly, Gwennie, Lyn, Win/Wyn, Winnie, Ginny, GweGwi
- Meanings and history of the name Gwendolyn
Welsh, Merlin's wife, Goddess of the Moon
- Famous real-life people named Gwendolyn
Gwendolyn Bennett, American writer
Gwendolyn Bradley, American soprano
Gwendolyn Britt, American Democratic politician
Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet
Gwendolyn "Gwen" Ifill, American journalist and TV newscaster
Gwendoline Christie, British actor who portrays lady warrior Brienne of Tarth on "Game of Thrones," also to be featured in Star Wars: The Force Awakes as a character named Captain Phasma
- Gwendolyn in song, story & screen
Gwendolyn "Gwen" Stacy, character in Marvel's Spider-Man comics and select movies
Gwendolyn "Winnie" Cooper, character in the show The Wonder Years
Gwendolyn "Gwen" DeLancy, character in The Riyria Revelations fantasy book series
Gwendolyn Morgan, a Quidditch player for the Holyhead Harpies, mentioned in Quidditch Through the Ages