Gwendolyn

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Gwendolyn
Gwendolynbrooks.jpg
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks
Pronunciation/ˈɡwɛndəlɪn/
GenderFeminine
Language(s)English
Origin
Meaningpossibly "white ring"
Other names
Alternative spellingGuendolen, Gwendolen, Gwendoline, Gwendolin
Related namesGwen, Wendy
 
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Gwendolyn
Gwendolynbrooks.jpg
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks
Pronunciation/ˈɡwɛndəlɪn/
GenderFeminine
Language(s)English
Origin
Meaningpossibly "white ring"
Other names
Alternative spellingGuendolen, Gwendolen, Gwendoline, Gwendolin
Related namesGwen, Wendy

Gwendolyn (/ˈɡwɛndəlɪn/ GWEN-də-lin) is a feminine given name, a variant spelling of Gwendolen[1] (perhaps influenced by names such as Carolyn, Evelyn and Marilyn). This has been the most popular spelling in the United States.

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  1. ^ McMaster, Jodi (4 October 1999). "Concerning the Name Gwendolyn, Gwendolen, or Gwendoline''". MedievalScotland.org. Retrieved 7 January 2013.