Gwendolyn

Gwendolyn - A very unique female name



  Aug 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Gwendolyn, meaning white ring, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #352. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Gwendolyn and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Gwendolyn? 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 Gwendolyn. The baby girl name Gwendolyn was given to 547 baby girls in 2012, ranking #516 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,584 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Gwendolyn peaked in popularity 68 years ago in 1951 on position 112.



Famous with this name

Gwendolyn M. Parker
Gwendolyn Mason
Gwendolyn Shepherd


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Gwendolyn is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Gwendolyn is currently topping the baby name charts in Oregon at position #224 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,076.

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 Gwendolyn is where you live.


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Gwendolyn origin and meaning

Gwendolyn is a 9 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means white ring. To see famous people named Gwendolyn, pop culture references for the name Gwendolyn and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Gwendolyn

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

Gwendalyn / Gwendolynn / Gwendol / Gwendlyon / Gwendola / Gwendlyn /

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
2012516
2011578
2010565
2009587
2008586
2007646
2006641
2005562
2004595
2003608
2002562
2001683
2000726
1999676
1998708
1997678
1996734
1995863
1994721
1993769
1992703
1991678
1990659
1989644
1988655
1987596
1986547
1985492
1984534
1983498
1982481
1981473
1980437
1979406
1978386
1977367
1976314
1975298
1974302
1973307
1972288
1971265
1970254
1969245
1968235
1967219
1966216
1965195
1964195
1963171
1962161
1961166
1960163
1959159
1958152
1957132
1956128
1955122
1954122
1953113
1952114
1951112
1950113
1949114
1948124
1947130
1946134
1945152
1944160
1943161
1942169
1941168
1940168
1939169
1938168
1937182
1936190
1935181
1934181
1933183
1932199
1931203
1930199
1929206
1928203
1927204
1926215
1925213
1924220
1923222
1922232
1921225
1920234
1919253
1918250
1917257
1916254
1915247
1914269
1913279
1912281
1911293
1910352

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Oregon224
Maine255
Indiana258
Idaho300
Pennsylvania309
Minnesota317
Washington330
Maryland337
Illinois365
Utah372
Missouri381
Kansas387
Iowa413
Ohio439
Arkansas455
Wisconsin480
Virginia531
New York533
Arizona545
Michigan550
Massachusetts583
California590
Kentucky601
Mississippi615
Oklahoma619
Colorado662
North Carolina681
New Jersey695
Texas740
Georgia778
Tennessee845
South Carolina847
Florida1076

Even more about Gwendolyn


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 Gwendolyn 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 Gwendolyn?

3 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
1951
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Gwendolyn
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 2,584
Letter count 9
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +547

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