Gender: Female Meaning of Gwen: "white circle" Origin of Gwen: Diminutive of Gwendolen/Gwendolyn Gwen's Popularity in 2018: #907

Gwen Origin and Meaning

The name Gwen is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "white circle".

While Gwen may have originated as a short form of Gwendolen and Gwendolyn, these days it frequently 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 could also be short for Guinevere.

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