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Gender: F Meaning of Gwen: "white circle" Origin of Gwen: Diminutive of Gwendolen Gwen's Popularity in 2014: #957

While Gwen may have originated as a short form of Gwendolen, these days, it usually stands on its own. Rocker Gwen Stefani has given it a shot of cool, and parents are choosing it as a standalone more and more often -- Gwen hopped back onto the US Top 1000 in 2013 after an absence of over 30 years. Gwen might also be short for Guinevere or Gwendolyn.

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Famous People Named Gwen

Gwen Renee Stefani, American singer and fashion designer
Gwendolynne Sophia "Gwen" Moore, U.S. Congresswoman from Wisconsin
Gwendolyn "Gwen" Guthrie, American singer-songwriter
Gwendolen Mary "Gwen" John, Welsh artist
Gwendolyn "Gwen" Ifill, American journalist
Gwenyth Evelyn "Gwen" Verdon, American actress and singer
Gwendolyn Lee "Gwen", daughter of singer Tammy Wynette

Pop Culture References for the Name Gwen

Gwen Stacy, love interest of Spider-Man
Gwen Cooper, character on TV's "Torchwood"
Gwen Dawson, character on TV's "Downtown Abbey"
Gwendolyn 'Gwen' Tennyson, character on animated series "Ben 10"
Gwen Grayson, character in 2005 movie Sky High
Gwen Raiden, character on TV's "Angel"
Gwen Norbeck, character on American soap "As the World Turns"
Gwen Van Osburgh, character in Edith Wharton's "The House of Mirth"
Gwen Thompson, character in American Girl's "Chrissa Stands Strong"
Gwen, character in movie "Ghost Town"
Gwen Cummings, character in movie "28 Days"
Gwen Hines, character in animated movie "Arthur Christmas"
Gwen, nickname of Guinevere on TV's "Merlin"
Gwen Campbell, character on TV's "Supernatural"
Gwen, character on animated series "Total Drama"
"Gwen, or the Book of Sand," French animated film

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