Gwyn

First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gwyn

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Gwyn is of Welsh origin and means "The color white".

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  1. Celtic underworld god

Notable Persons Named Gwyn

Gwyn was born on January 1st, 1935 in Ballarat. Gwyn is also known as John and Gwyn. She breathed her last breath on July 5th, 2013.

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Gwyn Ashton is a blues rock, blues, and boogie rock singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. He plays Electric guitar, Slide guitar, Acoustic guitar, Harmonica, Gibson Firebird, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, National String Instrument Corporation, and Danelectro. His ongoing career started in 1980. Gwyn was born in 1961 in Wales.

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Gwyn Thomas was a short stories, radio plays, novels, plays, and radio drama teacher. He was most prominent from 1930 to 1970. Gwyn was born on July 6th, 1913 in Cymmer, Porth, Rhondda Valley. He breathed his last breath on April 13th, 1981.

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Gwyn was given the name Gwyn Alfred Williams on September 30th, 1925 in Dowlais, Wales. He passed away on November 16th, 1995.

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Gwyn was born on May 24th, 1907. He left this life on December 6th, 1999.

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Gwyn Prosser is a member of parliament. His most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to 2010. Gwyn was born on April 27th, 1943 in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, UK.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Gwyn

Nell Gwyn was an actress, prostitute, actor, and prostitution. Nell was given the name Eleanor Gwyn on February 2nd, 1650 in St Martin in the Fields (parish). She left this life on November 14th, 1687.

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Richard Gwyn was a saint. Richard was born in 1537 in Montgomeryshire, Wales. He died on October 15th, 1584.

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His military service ended in 21. James was born on November 24th, 1828 in Derry. He died on July 17th, 1906.

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Francis was born in 1648 in Combe Florey. He died on June 14th, 1734.

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He was most active from 2004 to present. Aaron was born on August 22nd, 1972 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.

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Sandra was born on May 17th, 1935. She died on May 26th, 2000.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 6 0 6
1916 5 0 5
1918 12 0 12
1919 9 0 9
1920 8 0 8
1922 5 5 0
1923 13 6 7
1924 11 0 11
1925 13 7 6
1926 5 0 5
1927 12 6 6
1928 8 8 0
1929 17 10 7
1930 17 8 9
1931 8 0 8
1932 15 8 7
1933 20 9 11
1934 9 9 0
1935 22 10 12
1936 18 12 6
1937 21 16 5
1938 19 10 9
1939 23 12 11
1940 21 12 9
1941 21 12 9
1942 14 14 0
1943 24 17 7
1944 23 13 10
1945 21 15 6
1946 17 17 0
1947 38 31 7
1948 36 30 6
1949 57 47 10
1950 31 31 0
1951 47 41 6
1952 51 45 6
1953 46 39 7
1954 63 63 0
1955 53 47 6
1956 28 28 0
1957 44 44 0
1958 39 33 6
1959 79 72 7
1960 105 100 5
1961 125 125 0
1962 135 129 6
1963 109 102 7
1964 86 86 0
1965 45 45 0
1966 45 39 6
1967 29 29 0
1968 38 38 0
1969 33 33 0
1970 54 47 7
1971 39 39 0
1972 26 26 0
1973 31 31 0
1974 19 19 0
1975 19 19 0
1976 24 24 0
1977 17 17 0
1978 21 16 5
1979 24 24 0
1980 14 14 0
1981 13 13 0
1982 9 9 0
1983 7 7 0
1984 5 5 0
1985 6 6 0
1986 5 5 0
1988 7 7 0
1990 5 5 0
1991 6 6 0
1992 5 5 0
1993 6 6 0
2001 8 8 0
2002 11 11 0
2003 17 17 0
2004 9 9 0
2005 11 11 0
2006 20 20 0
2007 10 10 0
2008 12 12 0
2009 9 9 0
2010 12 12 0
2011 7 7 0
2013 6 6 0
2014 9 9 0
2015 10 10 0
2016 11 11 0
2017 11 11 0

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Popularity of Gwyn as a first name

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Common last names for Gwyn

  • Williams
  • Jones

Common first names for Gwyn

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gwyn U.S.
  White 70.53% 64.26%
  African American 24.03% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.52% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.70% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.83% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gwyn

People with the last name Gwyn are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Gwyn

  • How Popular is the name Gwyn? Gwyn is the 6,130th most popular name of all time. As a last name Gwyn was the 13,278th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gwyn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,334 babies born with the first name Gwyn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gwyn to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gwyn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Gwyn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gwyn is Sunday, December 7th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Gwyn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gwyn was in 1962 with a total of 129 babies.
  • Random Gwyn Factoid: According to the 1963 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gwyn is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1963.
  • Weird things about the name Gwyn: Your name in reverse order is Nywg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Gwny. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gwyn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,297 people with the last name Gwyn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gwyn? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Gwyn as their last name since less than 1 person in 128k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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