Given Name GWENDOLEN

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Welsh
PRONOUNCED: GWEN-də-lin (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Means "white ring", derived from the Welsh elements gwen "white, fair, blessed" and dolen "ring". This was the name of a mythical queen of the Britons who defeated her husband in battle, as told by Geoffrey of Monmouth.

Categories

colors, literature, mythology, queens, white
DIMINUTIVE: Gwen
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Gwendolyn, Guendolen, Gwen (English), Gwendoline (English (British)), Gwendoline (French)