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[gwen-dl-in] /ˈgwɛn dl ɪn/
a female given name: from a Welsh word meaning “white.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She was amused by Gwendolyn, but regretful that the visit had been timed just then.

    Reels and Spindles Evelyn Raymond
  • At the mention of stages, Gwendolyn rose and looked through the window.

    Reels and Spindles Evelyn Raymond
  • Its other name is Gwendolyn, and it always goes to bed with her.

    Turn About Eleanor Ethel M. Kelley
  • The colonel reached for his handkerchief, much hampered by Gwendolyn's arms.

    Yellowstone Nights Herbert Quick
  • It was later that Gwendolyn said something of the same sort to Betty and Kathryn.

    Betty Lee, Senior

    Harriet Pyne Grove
  • But Gwendolyn had begun to take up America in a serious manner.

    Beginners Luck Emily Hahn
  • Then Gwendolyn would order soda pop all around, and mop her face.

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Word Origin and History for Gwendolyn

fem. proper name; the first element is Breton gwenn "white" (cf. Welsh gwyn, Old Irish find, Gaelic fionn, Gaulish vindo- "white, shining," literally "visible"), from nasalized form of PIE root *weid- "to see, know" (see vision).

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