Gwendolyn

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This article is about the name. For the singer, see Gwendolyn (artist).
Gwendolyn
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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks
Pronunciation /ˈɡwɛndəlɪn/
Gender Feminine
Language(s) English
Origin
Meaning possibly "white ring"
Other names
Alternative spelling Guendolen, Gwendolen, Gwendoline, Gwendolin
Related names Gwen, 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.