Gwen

Gwen - A very unique female name



  Feb 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Gwen, meaning white circle, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1911 on position #983. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Gwen and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Gwen? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Gwen. The baby girl name Gwen was given to 168 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1122 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 8,412 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Gwen peaked in popularity 60 years ago in 1959 on position 294.



Famous with this name

Gwen Watford
Gwen Nelson
Gwen Kenyon


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Gwen is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Gwen is currently topping the baby name charts in Utah at position #237 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,816.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Gwen is where you live.


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Gwen origin and meaning

Gwen is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means white circle. To see famous people named Gwen, pop culture references for the name Gwen and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Gwen

We've found the following names that sound similar to Gwen, sorted by popularity.

Gina / Gianna / Gena / Gemma / Giana / Ginny / Gene / Genna / Gema / Gianni /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121122
20111225
20101508
20091290
20081217
20071252
20061413
20051360
20041588
20031540
20021574
20011973
20003154
19992830
19983176
19972432
19964326
19954346
19943344
19932936
19922715
19912442
19903416
19892828
19883211
19871723
19862047
19851427
19841289
19831140
19821085
1981977
1980881
1979822
1978812
1977773
1976600
1975553
1974580
1973724
1972560
1971509
1970543
1969523
1968517
1967486
1966441
1965423
1964388
1963369
1962320
1961309
1960312
1959294
1958298
1957315
1956316
1955312
1954322
1953353
1952382
1951392
1950381
1949369
1948364
1947353
1946335
1945358
1944388
1943362
1942353
1941368
1940341
1939338
1938324
1937382
1936373
1935368
1934432
1933400
1932434
1931495
1930438
1929476
1928523
1927614
1926575
1925744
1924716
1923714
1922777
1921785
19201029
1919799
1918803
1917725
1916802
1915728
1914817
1913806
1912875
1911983

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Utah237
Massachusetts518
Nevada592
Iowa658
Ohio749
New Jersey768
Wisconsin811
Pennsylvania870
Maryland932
California979
Minnesota985
Missouri1000
Arizona1003
Illinois1109
Florida1241
Texas1770
New York1816

Even more about Gwen


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Gwen a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Gwen?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1959
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Gwen
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 8,412
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1911
2012 births +168

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