Variation of Gwendolen, Welsh
"white ring"

Gwendoline Origin and Meaning

The name Gwendoline is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "white ring".

The Gwendoline form may introduce pronunciation confusion -- does that last syllable rhyme with wine or win or when? We vote Gwendolen as not only the most proper but the clearest spelling, followed by Gwendolyn, with Gwendoline a distant third.

Gwendoline Popularity

Famous People Named Gwendoline

  • Gwendoline ChristieEnglish actress
  • (Gwendoline Maud) Syrie BarnardoEnglish interior decorator
  • Gwendoline Elizabeth DaviesWelsh philanthropist and art collector
  • Gwendoline DidierFrench figure skater
  • Gwendoline ButlerEnglish mystery novelist
  • Gwendoline "Gwen" HarwoodAustralian poet
  • Gwendoline Alice PorterBritish Olympic runner
  • Gwendoline "Gwen" RaveratEnglish artist and writer, granddaughter of Charles Darwin
  • Gwendoline Gaelle Ramos RuaisMiss World Philippines 2011
  • Gwendoline SeeHian Yeo, Singaporean,born American actress
  • Samantha Gwendoline Sheffieldbirth name of Samantha Cameron, wife of David Cameron

Gwendoline in Pop Culture

  • Gwendoline (1886)opera by Emmanuel Chabrier
  • Gwendolinecharacter in Céline's "Mort à crédit" (1936); voracious sexual partner to Ferdinand (the narrator) on channel crossing
  • Sweet Gwendolinecharacter created by bondage artist John Willie and 1984 film "Gwendoline"
  • Gwendoline Marycharacter in Enid Blyton's book series 'Malory Towers'
  • 'By far the most popular form in Britain of Gwendolenat a peak in the 1920s but now quietly used.'

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