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Gwendolyn is my own name and I like it a lot. I think it sounds very magical and fairy tale-ish. When I hear the name I picture someone who has a bit of a fairy-air around her. Someone who didn't even know my name is Gwendolyn (I go by Lyn) once told me I had something magical, something elfish about me... I also really like the spelling Gwendolen, which is the original spelling.
-- GLynElisabeth  3/14/2005
I love this name. I agree with the above poster that it has a fairy-tale princess quality to it, which I love in a name.
-- Mommy2B  4/6/2005
I really love this name too. I wrote a story one time, and there was a character named Gwendolyn, and she was a fairy! Just like the above posters said the name sounded like.
-- GracieLou  10/2/2005
My grandmother's middle name is Gwendolyn and I think it's rather nice for a first name and middle name. I think Wendy would be a nice nickname for Gwendolyn too (gWENDolYn).
-- Anonymous User  12/31/2005
This is a very pretty name, although I think I prefer Guinevere.
-- beautyofwords9  3/20/2006
Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) was a writer from Chicago. She was the first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize (for poetry).
-- Anonymous User  7/9/2006
Gwen Stefani of No Doubt's full name is Gwendolyn Renee Stefani.
-- innamorato87  7/13/2006
Gwen Stefani's actual first name is Gwen, not Gwendolyn. Though less common, Gwen can be just a plain given name.
-- mhavril39  8/19/2007
A famous bearer of this name is African-American writer Gwendolyn B. Bennett (July 8, 1902–1981).
-- AndrewJKD  7/23/2006
I love this name, and I like the nickname Gwennie.
-- nelirosala  8/30/2006
This name has been in use since the 1880s and was most popular in 1950 to 1960.
-- Anonymous User  9/19/2006
This is such a gorgeous name. Possible nicknames are: Gwen, Gwennie, Gwenda, Wenda, Wendy, Lyn, Lynnie, Winnie, and Dolly.
-- 1crzychick  3/27/2007
Gwendolynne Burkin, an Australian fashion designer, possesses a variant of this name.
-- laperouse  6/9/2007
Gwednolyn (Winnie) Cooper from the hit TV show, "The Wonder Years."
-- gracielou16  8/28/2007
There's a character named Gwendolyn in Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest.
-- Anonymous User  11/23/2007
The character in the play is named Gwendolen (not Gwendolyn).
-- Kate  6/17/2008
I do love this name, because it sounds nice for a little girl. If I ever have a child, I'll name her this.
-- aquaspirit96  12/2/2007
The name Gwendolyn is old fashioned but perfect for a little girl, too. I had a friend named Gwendolyn when I was little, and she went by the name Gwen.
-- Likeyeahwhatev  1/23/2009
When I hear Gwendolyn, I think of a beautiful princess with curly hair who is generous to all. I love it.
-- italiannames  9/28/2009
I'm so pleased to read that Gwendolyn is receiving such positive feedback. Gwendolyn really is a sweet, classic name. I prefer it in full, without any nicknames.
-- vomiting  11/26/2009
Mouth full. And overflowing.
-- lucyskydiamonds  1/18/2010
The name itself, Gwendolyn has a lot of mythological background to it. Translated it means moon goddess and the wife of Merlin was named Gwendolyn. Also, a victorious queen in battle was another myth with a bearer named Gwendolyn.
-- indreamereyes16  5/7/2010
This name was used for one of the five playable characters in the award-winning Playstation 2 role-playing game Odin Sphere.
-- missmarlenesinclair  5/7/2010
Yuck. Too frilly and a mouthful. I don't like it.
-- Chrila96  8/14/2010
Nevermind, I think it's okay now. Makes me think of flowers. Though still too long.
-- Chrila96  9/11/2010
I used to hate it (see my above comments) but now I think it's absolutely GORGEOUS! I might even name my daughter it!
-- Chrila96  12/7/2010
AHH! This name is so so cute!
-- xxlovedisxx  6/21/2011
This is the name of my beautiful seven-year-old daughter. If you like old-fashioned names like Evelyn and Emma and Lillian, but you want something less trendy, Gwendolyn fits the bill. It's unique, but not so way-out that people don't recognize it. It also has the built-in cute nickname Gwen (which sadly, some people use whether she wants them to or not... apparently nine letters is beyond the intelligence level of people like my sister-in-law).
-- Anonymous User  7/5/2012
Very pretty, much more mature and way classier than just Gwen, although that isn't a bad nickname :)
-- Oohvintage  1/12/2013
Love this name! The nickname Lyn is also very nice.
-- QuillHeart  5/27/2013
I like both the original spelling and the modern spelling and the nick name. This name sounds very classic.
-- CathyE521  11/19/2013
I cannot get over this name. Gwendolyn is just so beautiful, classy, and classic. My first daughter (if I have one) will probably be named Gwendolyn.
-- Anonymous User  3/14/2014
Not sure if I like this spelling or the Gwendolen spelling better, both are lovely. This name is so great! It's classic yet not overused like say, Sophia or Isabella, and it's more unusual yet not "weird" and is still recognizable. It's also really pretty and feminine, and sounds like a princess name straight from a fairytale! I would love to use this name for a future daughter, and use the nickname Gwen.
-- Anonymous User  5/4/2014

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