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Girl Name: Gwyn

Name: Gwyn
Pronunciation: \gw-yn\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Gwyn's also a boy name)
Meaning: fair, white, blessed, holy
Origin: Welsh
Related Names: Gwen, Guinevere
Sounds Like: Gayna, Gwenn
Variant forms: Gwin, Gwinn, Gwinna, Gwinne, Gwynn, Gwynna, Gwynne
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 3036
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 14607


Gwyn \gw-yn\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Gwyn), is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Gwyn is "fair, white, blessed, holy". Also short form of Gwendolyn or Gwyneth. A masculine name in Wales used as a feminine name in the English-speaking world.

Gwyn has 7 variant forms: Gwin, Gwinn, Gwinna, Gwinne, Gwynn, Gwynna and Gwynne.

For more information, see also related names Gwen and Guinevere.

Baby names that sound like Gwyn are Gayna and Gwenn.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Gwyn.


Gwyn is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3036 out of 4276) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#14607 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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