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Gender: F Meaning of Gwyneth: "blessed, happy" Origin of Gwyneth: Welsh

Because of Gwyneth Paltrow, this has almost become a one-person name, but not in the prohibitive there's-only-one-Oprah sense. Also seen as Gwenyth and Gweneth, this mellifluous appellation is definitely becoming more and more appreciated by American parents-- enough to land it on this year's Top 1000.

Gwyneth is an Anglicized form of Gwynedd, the name of an ancient Welsh kingdom. Gwyneth Jones is an acclaimed Welsh Wagnerian soprano.

Famous People Named Gwyneth

Gwyneth Kate Paltrow, American actress
Gwyneth Montenegro, former escort/memoirist
Gwyneth Vaughan, pen name of popular novelist, Annie Harriet Hughes

Pop Culture References for the name Gwyneth

Gwyneth Shepherd, main protagonist in the Ruby Red trilogy
Gwyneth Howells, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series