See also: gwen and gwên

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Gwen

  1. A female given name from Welsh, shortened from Gwendolen or Guinevere.
    Gwen Stefani's Hollaback Girl was a hit in 2004.

AnagramsEdit


BretonEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Proper nounEdit

Gwen

  1. A female given name

InflectionEdit


CornishEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Proper nounEdit

Gwen f

  1. A female given name

MutationEdit


WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From *windā 'white', feminine form of Proto-Celtic *windos. Cf. Welsh gwyn.

Proper nounEdit

Gwen f

  1. A female given name, the feminine form of Gwyn.

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
Gwen Wen Ngwen unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN