Saturday, 17 May 2014


Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy in "The Amazing Spider-Man"

Origin: Welsh
Meaning: "white ring"
Gender: feminine
Pronunciation: GWEN-də-lin

Gwendolyn is a variation of the name Welsh name Gwendolen. It is the name of Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer prize for poetry and the full name of Gwen Stacy, Spider-Man's first true love in the Marvel Comics.

The original spelling, Gwendolen, is the name of characters in George Eliot's novel Daniel Deronda and in the Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest.

According to Geoffrey of Monmouth, Gwendolen was the first queen regnant of the Britons. She was the wife of King Locrinus until she defeated him in battle and took on the leadership of the Britons.

   Related names:

Guendolen - English
Gwen - English, Welsh
Gwendolen - Welsh
Gwendoline - Welsh, French, Enlgish

Gwendolyn is ranked #472 in the United States.

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