Gender: Male Meaning of Gwyn: "fair, blessed" Origin of Gwyn: Welsh

Gwyn Origin and Meaning

The name Gwyn is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "fair, blessed".

Short, simple, gentle, undeniably Welsh but easy to spell and pronounce - there's a lot to like about this underused gem. In the States it's been almost exclusively female, but it feels like a candidate to reclaim for the boys. Gwyn has exactly the same meaning as his Irish cousin Finn.

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Pop Culture References for the name Gwyn

Gwynn, Gwin, Guinn, Gwynedd, Gwynne


Tiera H. Says:


I think the double standards go beyond this site to the culture in general.

Giving your daughter a traditionally male name is seen as "cool" or "tough" or something, while giving your son a name that sounds feminine or is used more for girls (even if it was originally male) is looked down on.

Impwood Says:


You might as well say that John, with its similarity to Joan and Jane, is too feminine to be a boy's name.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I really like this as a boys name, especially spelled Gwin.

Catastroffy Says:


I agree. I like this for a boy.

Aurora Says:


Jesus! EVERYTHING is "too feminine" for boys by your standards, isn't it, Nameberry? Douglas and James are totally cool for girls but because Gwyn has a passing resemblance to Gwen, that means it's inappropriate? Ugh! SOoooooooOOOOoo tired of this site's double standards!