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Gender: F Meaning of Guinevere: "white shadow, white wave" Origin of Guinevere: Welsh

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Guinevere was the name of the beautiful but ill-fated queen of Camelot, for so many years eclipsed by its modern Cornish form Jennifer. Today, Guinevere could be a cool possibility for adventurous parents intrigued by this richly evocative and romantic choice.

Guinevere shares the attractive short form Gwyn with Gwyneth. Other cousin ideas: Gwendolen, Genevieve, Jenna, or Gwen.

Famous People Named Guinevere

Guinevere Van Seenus, American model
Guinevere Bella (b. 2012), daughter of Chuck Liddell
Guinevere Turner, American actress and screenwriter

Pop Culture References for the Name Guinevere

Queen Guinevere, wife of the legendary King Arthur and lover of his best knight, Lancelot and character in BBC series "Merlin"
Miss Guinevere Pettigrew, from the 1938 novel and 2008 movie "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day"
"Guinnevere" (1969), song by Crosby, Stills & Nash
There was a Guinevere mentioned in Spongebob in one episode

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Guinevere's International Variations

Gweniver (Cornish) Gaenor, Guenevere, Gaynor (Welsh)