Gwendolyn

Gwendolyn

[gwen-dl-in]
noun
a female given name: from a Welsh word meaning “white.”
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Gwendolyn
fem. proper name; the first element is Breton gwenn "white" (cf. Welsh gwyn, O.Ir. find, Gael. fionn, Gaul. vindo- "white, shining," lit. "visible"), from PIE base *weid-, *wid- "to see, know" (see vision).
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