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Gwendolyn

[gwen-dl-in] /ˈgwɛn dl ɪn/
noun
1.
a female given name: from a Welsh word meaning “white.”.
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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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