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Gwen

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Origin: Celtic
Meaning: White or Fair

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Gwen

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Gwen in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Gwen:

  • Records indicate that 24,908 girls in the United States have been named Gwen since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1959, when 942 people in the U.S. were given the name Gwen. Those people are now 59 years old.

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    Comments about the name Gwen

    78% Approval Rating
    Based on the comments submitted below
      7 Positive Comments

  • "I love my name. Gwen for me is short with Gwyneth. I have 2 completely differ spellings lol. Gwen means happiness,holy,and white. I?m not trying to be racist,i looked up the names meaning. Gwen sounds so beautiful and i?ve only known 2 other Gwen?s. Gwen Stefani and This other girl named Gwen." Dec. 6, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. Gwen for me is short with Gwyneth. I have 2 completely differ spellings lol. Gwen means happiness,holy,and white. I?m not trying to be racist,i looked up the names meaning. Gwen sounds so beautiful and i?ve only known 2 other Gwen?s. Gwen Stefani and This other girl named Gwen." Dec. 6, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gwen and I've never had a problem with the name. I always know when people are talking about me because 'Gwen' isn't a common name where I'm from. No one has ever mispronounced it, misspelled it, or ever thought it was dumb. In response to that comment up there says my name is "un-womanly" and "hard" you don't have enough common sense to realize that your comment is kind of sexist. If you have kids, I feel bad for them having to grow up with stupid gender roles." Jan. 4, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really enjoy having a unique name like Gwen! I've only met one other person with the same name and I like it that way! :-)" Sep. 21, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is "Gwendolyn" and I love the name. It's unique, and my two nicknames (Gwen and Wendy) are both so simple and easy to remember. My name seems to cover all three corners of the naming universe: unique, normal, and cute." Jul. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name Gwen it sounds pretty and is good as a short name for Gwendolyn." Jun. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this a=name but no one has it or can spell it." Oct. 31, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "beautiful name but hard to say, the GW isn't an easy combo for people" Jan. 30, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "It sounds a little hard and un-womanly... I prefer Wendy." Mar. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      5 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Gwendolyn. Gwen, Gwennie, Gwenard, and even Wendy for short. But I prefer Gwen. It just depends on the person for the nickname they give me. I love them all. Its unique and means something to me that they have a special name for me. People who don't know me have a hard time spelling it or pronouncing it. I love that it is uncommon. I've know 3 other people with the same name and 2 famous people I know of (Gwen Stafani & Gwyneth Paltrow). I love it when I hear my name in the movies or on TV. I believe the name Gwen is making a come back. Go Gwen!!" Jun. 1, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "II love the name Gwen, but not Gwendolyn. That name has been mispronounced and spelled wrong, but Gwen has not been a problem for me." Jun. 20, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gwen and I like the name but I always have to tell people multiple times what it is because they always think it is Quen. I like that it's uncommon though. Never met anyone with the same name." Oct. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "People have always had trouble spelling (not pronouncing.)Quin, Gwin, Quen, Gwenn, Gwyn ... seen all those. I like that it cannot be shortened to any silly nickname. Tried to give my girls easier to spell names. It was good because it was unique ... not popular/overused so I didn't have other kids at school with same name." Jul. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kinda cute. Gwenny for a nickname doesn't sound too bad either." Jan. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate



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