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

The name Guinevere is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "white shadow, white wave". Guinevere and is often added to lists like Badass Princess Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quintuplet Game-GIRLS".

From the experts:

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 Seenus, American model
Guinevere Jane Turner, American actress and screenwriter
Guinevere Alice Mei-Ing Kauffmann, American astrophysicist
Guinevere Bella Liddell (b. 2012), daughter of mixed martial artist Chuck Liddell

Pop Culture References for the name Guinevere

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