Usage: Gwendolen, of Celtic origin, is not a popular first name. It is more often used as a girl (female) name.
People having the name Gwendolen are in general originating from Czech Republic, Ireland, United Kingdom.
For another variant of the name Gwendolen across the world, see Gwen.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 9.
The name Gwendolen is ranked on the 46,059ᵗʰ position of the most used names. It means that this name is rarely used.
We estimate that there are at least 1500 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.001% of the population.
The name Gwendolen has nine characters. It means that it is relatively long-length, compared to the other names in our database.
We do not have enough data to display the number of people who were given the name Gwendolen for each year.
History and Origin
Welsh and English: apparently composed of the elements gwen white, fair, blessed, holy + dolen ring, bow. According to Geoffrey of Monmouth, this was the name of the wife of the mythical Welsh king Locrine, who, however, left her for a German princess called Estrildis. Gwendolen in revenge had Estrildis and her daughter Sabrina drowned in the River Seven. The name is borne by one of the principal characters in Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest (first performed in 1895).
Variants: Gwendolin, Gwendolyn; Gwendoline (formed under the influence of the many female given names ending in -line).
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