Gwenhwyfar

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Origin and Meaning

Welsh name

First element (Gwen-):

Welsh gwen, gwyn = 'white, shining, holy' (see also Gwen) [1] [2] [3] [4]

Last element (-hwyfar):

Welsh hwyfar = 'smooth, soft' [1] [2] [4]
or
Welsh hwyfar = 'phantom, spirit, fairy' [3]

Related Names

Guenevere
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Guinevere
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Gwenhwyfar
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Welsh

See also Jennifer

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[5]
0 0 0 0 0 0
Denmark Denmark[6]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Norway Norway[7]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[8]
n.a.
1
n.a.
1 0 0
Greenland Greenland[9]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Gwenhwyfar.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Judy Sierra: Celtic Baby Names (1997)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  5. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  7. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  9. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/