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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Guinevere

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  1. (Arthurian legend) wife of King Arthur; in some versions of the legend she became Lancelot's lover and that led to the end of the Knights of the Round Table
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From Old Welsh Gwenhwyfar, from Proto-Celtic *windos (“white, fair”) + *sēbarā (“magical being”).

  1. A female given name of Welsh origin.
  2. In Arthurian legend, the wife of King Arthur.

Notable Persons Named Guinevere

Guinevere Turner is an actress, writer, and film director. She was most prominent from 1994 to present. Guinevere was given the name Guinevere Jane Turner on May 23rd, 1968 in Boston, Massachusetts, US.

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Guinevere was born on September 15th, 1977 in Washington, D.C. Guinevere is also known as van Seenus and Guinevere.

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Guinevere Kauffmann is a in the field of astrophysics. Guinevere was born in 1968 in California.

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How popular is the baby name Guinevere in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 7 7 0
1913 20 20 0
1914 13 13 0
1915 19 19 0
1916 24 24 0
1917 23 23 0
1918 16 16 0
1919 10 10 0
1920 16 16 0
1921 17 17 0
1922 14 14 0
1923 16 16 0
1924 22 22 0
1925 13 13 0
1926 15 15 0
1927 16 16 0
1928 8 8 0
1929 8 8 0
1930 8 8 0
1931 11 11 0
1933 7 7 0
1934 7 7 0
1935 16 16 0
1936 7 7 0
1937 7 7 0
1939 5 5 0
1941 6 6 0
1942 5 5 0
1943 7 7 0
1944 8 8 0
1945 5 5 0
1946 5 5 0
1947 5 5 0
1949 5 5 0
1950 5 5 0
1951 6 6 0
1954 6 6 0
1955 5 5 0
1956 7 7 0
1962 6 6 0
1966 5 5 0
1967 9 9 0
1968 8 8 0
1969 11 11 0
1970 18 18 0
1971 22 22 0
1972 14 14 0
1973 11 11 0
1974 18 18 0
1975 14 14 0
1976 21 21 0
1977 20 20 0
1978 12 12 0
1979 17 17 0
1980 20 20 0
1981 26 26 0
1982 23 23 0
1983 23 23 0
1984 15 15 0
1985 15 15 0
1986 14 14 0
1987 13 13 0
1988 7 7 0
1989 7 7 0
1990 19 19 0
1991 11 11 0
1992 9 9 0
1993 14 14 0
1994 13 13 0
1995 15 15 0
1996 20 20 0
1997 36 36 0
1998 25 25 0
1999 21 21 0
2000 44 44 0
2001 41 41 0
2002 56 56 0
2003 57 57 0
2004 62 62 0
2005 74 74 0
2006 73 73 0
2007 61 61 0
2008 59 59 0
2009 62 62 0
2010 58 58 0
2011 91 91 0
2012 101 101 0
2013 126 126 0
2014 165 165 0
2015 176 176 0
2016 140 140 0
2017 190 190 0

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Popularity of Guinevere as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Guinevere

  • How Popular is the name Guinevere? Guinevere is the 5,713th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Guinevere have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,608 babies born with the first name Guinevere in the United States. That's more than enough people named Guinevere to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Guinevere? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Guinevere first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Guinevere is Sunday, October 16th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Guinevere born? The highest recorded use of the first name Guinevere was in 2017 with a total of 190 babies.
  • Random Guinevere Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Guinevere is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 13 babies in California have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Guinevere: Your name in reverse order is Ereveniug. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ergveniue. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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