"white shadow, white wave"

Guinevere Origin and Meaning

The name Guinevere is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "white shadow, white wave".

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.

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Famous People Named Guinevere

  • Guinevere Van SeenusAmerican model
  • Guinevere Jane TurnerAmerican actress and screenwriter
  • Guinevere Alice MeiIng Kauffmann, American astrophysicist
  • Guinevere Bella Liddell (b. 2012)daughter of mixed martial artist Chuck Liddell

Guinevere in Pop Culture

  • Guineverequeen consort of the legendary King Arthur and lover of Sir Lancelot
  • Guinevere Pettigrewcharacter in novel/movie "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day"
  • "Guinevere Jones" TV series and its main character
  • Guinevere aka Connie Fitzpatrickcharacter in 1999 film "Guinevere"
  • "Guinnevere" (1969)song by Crosby, Stills & Nash
  • "Guinevere" (2008), song by Eli Young Band
  • Guinevere Beckcharacter in television series "You"

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