Popularity:1716
Origin:Welsh
Meaning:White fairy; Fair one
Guinevere is a girl’s name of Welsh origin, derived from the traditional spelling Gwenhwyer. This beautiful name is most well-known from the 12th-century legend of King Arthur who pulled the sword from the stone. Queen of Camelot and wife to the king, Guinevere infamously betrayed King Arthur with his second-in-command Sir Lancelot, leading to the demise of the round table. As both the symbol of loyalty and betrayal, Guinevere is a girl name that avid fans of this mythological tale will be naturally drawn to for baby.
Sources
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 148

  • Behind the Name, Guinevere June 2023

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Guinevere July 2020

  • Name Doctor, Guinevere

  • Britannica, Guinevere November 2023

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