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Origin of the name GWENEVER.
Etymology of the name GWENEVER.
Meaning of the baby name GWENEVER.

  

GWENEVER.  From Welsh Gwenhwyvar (q.v.), meaning "swelling white wave," the name of King Arthur's queen.  Other forms include Guinever, Guenever, and Guenevere.

    The staunchest supporters of Arthur's existence give him three wives; indeed, the Triads mention together"The three fair ladies of Arthur's court, / The three wives of Arthur."  One of them was she who was stolen by Maelgwn, the origin of Lancelot, and she it is who is the dame of romance. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)

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