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This article is about the name. For the singer, see Gwendolyn (singer).
Pronunciation /ˈɡwɛn.dəlˌɪn/[1] GWEN-dəl-in
Gender Feminine
Language(s) Welsh
Meaning possibly "white eyebrow"
Other names
Alternative spelling Guendolen, Gwendolen, Gwendoline, Gwendolin
Nickname(s) Gwen, Wendy, Winnie

Gwendolyn is a feminine given name, a variant spelling of Gwendolen[2] (perhaps influenced by names such as Carolyn, Evelyn and Marilyn). This has been the most popular spelling in the United States.

Notable people called Gwendolyn[edit]

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  1. ^ "Gwendolyn". Unabridged. Random House. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  2. ^ McMaster, Jodi (4 October 1999). "Concerning the Name Gwendolyn, Gwendolen, or Gwendoline". Retrieved 7 January 2013.