- a female given name: from a Welsh word meaning “white.”
Examples from the Web for gwendolyn
Contemporary Examples of gwendolyn
Eric Jr. now helped his sobbing mother over to the front pew and his equally grief-stricken paternal grandmother, Gwendolyn Carr.The Gentle Giant Cut Down by Cops
July 24, 2014
Surely there is a key distinction between that and the strophes of John Berryman or Gwendolyn Brooks?Americans Have Never Loved Poetry More—But They Call It Rap
June 29, 2014
Gwendolyn wore an angel pin on her breast, which she explained was an actual angel and sent to her directly from God.Crucifixes, Gorillas, and Adult Diapers: My March Against Gay Marriage
June 20, 2014
Historical Examples of gwendolyn
She was amused by Gwendolyn, but regretful that the visit had been timed just then.
At the mention of stages, Gwendolyn rose and looked through the window.
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
It was later that Gwendolyn said something of the same sort to Betty and Kathryn.Betty Lee, Senior
Harriet Pyne Grove
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).