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Gwyn is a unisex baby name of Welsh origin that means “white, fair, blessed”. Gwyn was originally a solely masculine name but it caught on as a feminine name in the 20th century due to the similarities with the name Gwen.

Meaning of the name Gwyn:

Welsh: white, fair, blessed

Origin of the name Gwyn:

Gwyn is a unisex baby name of Welsh origin. Gwyn means “white, fair, blessed”. Originally, Gwyn was an exclusively masculine name, but eventually the spelling caught on for girls due to the similarity to the name Gwen.

Symbolism of the name Gwyn:

Gwyn was the name of a Welsh mythological figure named Gwyn ap Nudd. He was the King of the Otherworld and a Master of the Wild Hunt.

Style of the name Gwyn:


Gender of the name Gwyn:

Gwyn is a unisex baby name given to both boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the name Gwyn:


Number of syllables in the name Gwyn:


Emotion evoked from the name Gwyn:

Gwyn evokes feelings of honor and charm.

Alternative spellings for the name Gwyn:

Gwynn, Gwen, Gwenn, Gwin, Gwinn

Nicknames for the name Gwyn:

  • Gee
  • Gigi
  • Wyn
  • Wyna
  • Wynnie

Popularity of the name Gwyn:

According to the Social Security Administration, Gwyn is a popular baby name. As a girl’s name, Gwyn was in the top 1000 baby names from 1961 to 1962. It peaked at #933 in 1962. It has never been in the top 1000 baby boy’s names.

Related names for the name Gwyn:

Great middle names for the name Gwyn and their meanings:


  • Mabon (divine son)
  • Rhydian (red haired)
  • Penrose (top of the heath)
  • Cadoc (battle)
  • Taliesan (shining brow)
  • Bran (raven)
  • Tristan (noise, sorrowful)


  • Manon (bitter, pearl)
  • Nesta (honesty)
  • Eila (oak tree, bright, shining light)
  • Rhiannon (divine queen)
  • Seren (star)
  • Eos (dawn, nightingale)
  • Medi (September)
  • Alys (noble)

Famous people with the name Gwyn:

  • Gwyn Cready (American romance novelist)
  • Cynthia Gwyn Brown (American model)
  • Henry Gwyn Jeffreys Moseley (Englsh physicist)
  • John Gwyn Griffiths (Welsh poet)
  • Gwyn Savage (American actress)

Gwyn in popular culture:

  • Gwyn, Lord of Cinder (video games, “Dark Souls”)
  • GwynNudd (Welsh mythology, king and master of the Wild Hunt)
  • Gwyn de Vere (film, “Matrix” franchise)
  • Gwyn(literature, “A Court of Thorns and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas)
  • Gwyn (television, “Star Trek: Prodigy”)
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