Popularity:16026
Origin:Welsh
Meaning:White ring
This name has a nice ring to it! Gwendolen is a beautiful feminine name of Welsh origin. This classic moniker is made up of the elements gwen, meaning “fair,” “white,” or “blessed,” and dolen, meaning “ring, “link of a chain,” or “loop.” Altogether, Gwendolen means “white ring,” and possibly alludes to the ancient moon goddess of Welsh legend. Alternative spellings—such as Gwendolyn—might be slightly more popular, but your baby Gwen is sure to carry this blessed name with pride. Notable namesakes include Welsh artist Gwendolen Mary John, English wood engraver Gwendolen Mary Darwin Raverat, and even the fictional Gwendolen Fairfax from The Importance of Being Earnest.
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