Gender: Female Meaning of Gwyneth: "blessed, happy" Origin of Gwyneth: Welsh

Gwyneth Origin and Meaning

The name Gwyneth is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "blessed, happy".

Because of Gwyneth Paltrow, this has almost become a one-person name, but not in the prohibitive there's-only-one-Oprah sense. Also seen as Gwenyth and Gweneth, this mellifluous appellation is definitely becoming more and more appreciated by American parents-- enough to land it on this year's Top 1000.

Gwyneth is an Anglicized form of Gwynedd, the name of an ancient Welsh kingdom. Gwyneth Jones is an acclaimed Welsh Wagnerian soprano.

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CaitlinBrittin Says:


this is so crazy because if I ever had twin girls I would want to name them Daphne Jane and Gwyneth Kate! Love your taste in names! ;)

hermioneameliastyles Says:


I like this name to go with Daphne. My daughter would be Daphne Gwyneth.

Gwyneth J. Gaspari Says:


Thanks =) The meaning is great and perhaps generally true of me. It's funny that similar names mean "white, fair", which I definitely am.

paulapuddephatt Says:


It's beautiful, and the meaning is lovely, too. 😃

Gwyneth J. Gaspari Says:


Gwyneth is my first name and my middle name starts with a J and has two syllables. I will vouch for what another Gwyneth already said on here. My name is almost always misspelled, although it doesn't bother me. I am often called "Gwen" because that is what people assume, although that has never bothered me either. When I do take the time to correct them I say it's like "win" with a "G". I am always called by Gwyn, as opposed to the full Gwyneth. I like my name and can't imagine it being anything else.

paulapuddephatt Says:


It's a beautiful name. I don't know why Gwyneth Paltrow would make this a "one person name". I've known people other than her with this name. Some of the descriptions on here are bizarre.

Gwyneth Says:


By the way, 'Gwyneth' is Welsh, and 'Gwyn' is a word meaning pale or white... however, Gwyneth is simply a name in the language. Don't know where the site's definition is coming from- trust me, this is info coming from a Welsh!

Gwyneth Says:


This is my name- if you're thinking of naming your child this, be aware that although it is beautiful (in my humble opinion, anyway), people will be misspelling it and mispronouncing the name for your child's entire life. Even many of my closest friends call me Gwen; people are simply accustomed to that name and so they assume that they are correct. Though it bothered me greatly when I was younger, I hardly notice it anymore. It's hard to correct someone who mispronounces your name- after the initial introduction ("I'm Gwyn!" "Gwen?" "Gwyn, actually." "Gwen, got it.") it's hard to go back and correct someone. I believe it's a very sophisticated, elegant, and uncommon name. My middle name begins with an 'A' and has 3 syllables, to anyone curious. I'd highly recommend having your daughter go by Gwyn- it sounds a bit less pompous, if you will. Best of luck!

Gwyneth Says:


Love it!

Gwyneth Says:


Hah, my name is Gwyneth and I also have a 3-syllable middle name starting with A!

Gwyneth Says:


Funny- tons of people think that my name (Gwyn) is short for Gwendolyn. I think it's very pretty as well!

jcmamaof2 Says:


Thoughts on Gwyneth Jean?

ThistleThorn Says:


Oh Goop.

mishatoe Says:


I rather Gwen

jojobabyberry Says:


I much prefer Gwendolyn.

strawberrydino Says:


I really like this name. It's one of my favourites.

Guest Says:


I lovee this name!

jhknyc Says:


thoughts on the name Gwyneth?

Tauriel Says:


Hey, this is my name. My middle name is Antonia. Oh, I just gave you too much information, didn't I? Love the name!