Gwendolyn

First Name
118k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Gwendolyn mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Gwendolyn

"Gwendolyn" is a name of Welsh origin, and it means "Blessed Ring". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary
  1. A female given name, variant of Gwendolen.

Notable Persons Named Gwendolyn

Gwendolyn Maxine Stacy is a comics character.

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Gwen Ifill is a journalist. Gwen was given the name Gwendolyn L. Ifill on September 29th, 1955 in New York City, New York, United States.

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Gwendolyn Brooks was a poet. She was most active from 1930 to 2000. Gwendolyn was given the name Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks on June 7th, 1917 in Topeka, Kansas, US. She breathed her last breath on December 3rd, 2000.

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Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith is an actress, model, actor, and model (people). Her most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Gwendolyn was born in 1978 in Bath, Somerset. Gwendolyn is also known as Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith.

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Mary Carlisle is an actress, singer, and dancer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1923 to 1943. Mary was given the name Gwendolyn L. Witter on February 3rd, 1914 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Gwendolyn Graham and Cathy Wood is a criminal. Gwendolyn is also known as The Lethal Lovers.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 5 0
1881 5 5 0
1886 6 6 0
1887 8 8 0
1888 9 9 0
1889 12 12 0
1890 11 11 0
1891 6 6 0
1892 18 18 0
1893 15 15 0
1894 16 16 0
1895 28 28 0
1896 24 24 0
1897 27 27 0
1898 33 33 0
1899 27 27 0
1900 37 37 0
1901 39 39 0
1902 57 57 0
1903 62 62 0
1904 75 75 0
1905 68 68 0
1906 87 87 0
1907 100 100 0
1908 127 127 0
1909 123 123 0
1910 151 151 0
1911 194 194 0
1912 276 276 0
1913 298 298 0
1914 382 382 0
1915 575 575 0
1916 574 574 0
1917 577 577 0
1918 657 657 0
1919 647 647 0
1920 758 758 0
1921 819 819 0
1922 771 771 0
1923 849 849 0
1924 889 884 5
1925 890 890 0
1926 853 848 5
1927 959 959 0
1928 988 988 0
1929 900 891 9
1930 964 959 5
1931 902 895 7
1932 933 928 5
1933 933 925 8
1934 1,002 1,002 0
1935 993 985 8
1936 949 943 6
1937 1,097 1,084 13
1938 1,215 1,205 10
1939 1,191 1,182 9
1940 1,232 1,222 10
1941 1,276 1,268 8
1942 1,385 1,380 5
1943 1,534 1,534 0
1944 1,536 1,526 10
1945 1,560 1,560 0
1946 2,066 2,061 5
1947 2,458 2,450 8
1948 2,516 2,506 10
1949 2,842 2,835 7
1950 3,045 3,040 5
1951 3,199 3,192 7
1952 3,343 3,331 12
1953 3,530 3,518 12
1954 3,424 3,411 13
1955 3,468 3,460 8
1956 3,392 3,379 13
1957 3,312 3,296 16
1958 2,676 2,670 6
1959 2,660 2,648 12
1960 2,559 2,550 9
1961 2,541 2,534 7
1962 2,512 2,506 6
1963 2,264 2,258 6
1964 1,900 1,893 7
1965 1,707 1,700 7
1966 1,416 1,416 0
1967 1,342 1,337 5
1968 1,246 1,241 5
1969 1,205 1,200 5
1970 1,226 1,220 6
1971 1,087 1,081 6
1972 869 869 0
1973 764 764 0
1974 802 795 7
1975 792 792 0
1976 731 731 0
1977 586 586 0
1978 543 543 0
1979 533 533 0
1980 486 486 0
1981 444 444 0
1982 432 432 0
1983 392 392 0
1984 359 359 0
1985 409 409 0
1986 369 369 0
1987 317 317 0
1988 310 310 0
1989 318 318 0
1990 314 314 0
1991 314 314 0
1992 317 317 0
1993 267 267 0
1994 289 289 0
1995 228 228 0
1996 281 281 0
1997 311 311 0
1998 315 315 0
1999 347 347 0
2000 317 317 0
2001 374 374 0
2002 453 453 0
2003 458 458 0
2004 475 475 0
2005 507 507 0
2006 458 458 0
2007 455 455 0
2008 526 526 0
2009 522 522 0
2010 517 517 0
2011 511 511 0
2012 591 591 0
2013 649 649 0
2014 764 764 0
2015 791 791 0
2016 825 825 0
2017 816 816 0

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Popularity of Gwendolyn as a first name

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Common last names for Gwendolyn

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Fun Facts about the name Gwendolyn

  • What name lists does Gwendolyn rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Gwendolyn? Gwendolyn is the 579th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Gwendolyn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 118,118 babies born with the first name Gwendolyn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gwendolyn to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gwendolyn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Gwendolyn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gwendolyn is Thursday, June 1st, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Gwendolyn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gwendolyn was in 1953 with a total of 3,518 babies. That's a lot of babies named Gwendolyn!
  • Random Gwendolyn Factoid: According to the 1947 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gwendolyn ranks 99th in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 70 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1947.
  • Weird things about the name Gwendolyn: Your name in reverse order is Nylodnewg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nodnwgyel. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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