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Guinevere is a name we all know, but it's not particularly popular for baby girls in the United States — it's cousin “Jennifer” is far more beloved. That makes it a great option for parents who want their children to stand out. Even so, the name has a romantic, mystical image and comes with a variety of fun nicknames.

Meaning of the name Guinevere:

Welsh: Fair and smooth

Origin of the name Guinevere:

Guinevere is derived from the Welsh name Gwenhwyfar.

Symbolism of the name Guinevere:

Guinevere is a name most often associated with Arthurian legend. The wife of King Arthur, she was the most beautiful woman in the land, but she fell in love with one of her husband's knights, which led to the downfall of Camelot. For this reason, the name may symbolize great beauty or failed romance.

Baby name Guinevere

Style of the name Guinevere:

Unique, romantic

Gender of the name Guinevere:

Guinevere is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Guinevere:

GWI-neh-vee

Number of syllables in the name Guinevere:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Guinevere:

The baby name Guinevere evokes images of someone who is mystical and enjoys the outdoors.

Alternative spellings for the name Guinevere:

  • Guenever
  • Guenevere
  • Gwynnevere
  • Guinivere>
  • Gwenivere
  • Gwenevere

Nicknames for the name Guinevere:

  • Guin
  • Gwen
  • Gwynn
  • Gwynnie
  • Gen
  • Wendy 
  • Winnie

Popularity of the name Guinevere:

According to the Social Security Administration, Guinevere has never appeared on the list of the top 1,000 baby names in the United States.

Related names for the name Guinevere:

Great middle names for Guinevere and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Guinevere:

Guineveres in popular culture:

  • Guinevere(character in the book and movie “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day”)
  • Guinevere Jones (character from the books and TV show “Guinevere Jones”)
  • Guinevere Beck (character from the TV show “You”)