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Gender: F Meaning of Gwendoline: "white ring" Origin of Gwendoline: Variation of Gwendolen, Welsh

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.

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Famous People Named Gwendoline

Gwendoline Christie, English actress
(Gwendoline Maud) Syrie Barnardo, English interior decorator
Gwendoline Elizabeth Davies, Welsh philanthropist and art collector
Gwendoline Didier, French figure skater
Gwendoline Butler, English mystery novelist
Gwendoline "Gwen" Harwood, Australian poet
Gwendoline Alice Porter, British Olympic runner
Gwendoline "Gwen" Raverat, English artist and writer, granddaughter of Charles Darwin
Gwendoline Gaelle Ramos Ruais, Miss World Philippines 2011
Gwendoline See-Hian Yeo, Singaporean-born American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Gwendoline

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