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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Gwen

fem. proper name, typically short for Gwendolyn.

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Gwen

Gwen may refer to:

  • Gwen (given name), including a list of people with the name
  • Gwen, or the Book of Sand, a 1985 animated film
  • Tropical Storm Gwen, several storms with the name
Acronyms
  • AN/URC-117 Ground Wave Emergency Network, a military command and control communications system
  • Guild Wars: Eye of the North (GW:EN), an expansion pack for a massively multiplayer online role-playing game
Fictional characters
  • Gwen Cooper, from the TV series Torchwood
  • Gwen Norbeck Munson, from the TV soap opera As the World Turns
  • Gwen Raiden, from the TV series Angel
  • Gwen Stacy, from the Marvel comics Spider-Man series
  • Gwen Tennyson, from the TV series Ben 10
  • Gwen Winthrop, from the TV soap opera Passions
  • Gwen Wu, from the animated TV series The Mighty B!
  • Gwen, from the American Girl doll collection
  • Gwen, from the MMORPG Guild Wars, including Eye of the North
  • Gwen, from the American animated series Mission Hill
  • Gwen, from the animated TV series Total Drama Island
  • Gwen Grayson, from the 2005 film Sky High
  • Gwen West, from the TV sitcom Gavin & Stacey
  • Gwen Meighen, an air stewardess from the 1968 novel Airport
    • The same character in the 1970 film adaptation, Airport
  • Gwen Choke, James Adams' deceased mother in the CHERUB series
  • Gwen (or Guinevere), from the British TV series Merlin
Gwen (given name)

Gwen is a Welsh feminine given name meaning "white, holy". It can be a shortened form of Gwenhwÿfar ( Guinevere) or other names beginning with the same element, such as:

  • Gwenaëlle (modern feminine form of Breton Gwenaël)
  • Gwenda (explained as a compound of gwen "white, pure, blessed, holy" + da "good, well")
  • Gwendolen
  • Gwendoline
  • Gwendolyn
  • Gwendolyne
  • Gweneira (from gwen "white" + eira "snow")
  • Gwenfair (combination of gwen "blessed, holy" + -fair, soft mutation of Mair "(the Virgin) Mary")
  • Gwenffrewi
  • Gwenfron (from gwen "white" + fron, mutated form of bron "breast"; cf. Bronwen)
  • Gwenith (identical to the Welsh word for "wheat")
  • Gwenyth
  • Gwenllian
  • Gwennant (compound of gwen "white" + nant "stream, brook")
  • Gwenola (modern feminized form of Breton Gwenole)
  • Gwendog (animal form of Gwenaëlle)

Usage examples of "gwen".

Gwen left the nursery and walked outside to the pool, feeling overdressed in a heavy sweatshirt--the house was always airconditioned to a Nordic chill.

If the Seekers had built this, which Gwen believed, then it revealed a side of the avians that no one else had ever seen before.

Gwen got the strong sense that, careerwise, she was the biggest thing ever to happen to Jason Rudolph.

Gwen lifted a hand to her mouth, pretending embarassment while actually stifling giggles.

Gwen found herself aswarm with worried, fearful hatchlings seeking to pull her away.

As she had inadvertently done with the hatchlings, Gwen began to seek out what remained of the mind of the King of Kings and soothe it.

December, nor had Gwen heard about Tiny and the three names until I interviewed the family in late February 1967.

Gwen turned to face a middle-aged woman with pouffy blond hair, wearing a pastel blue cotton suit and a synthetic smile.

Gwen Amiel had been to the ravine only the day before--passing along that bit of information to Don Reeves had been pure pleasure.

When he finally called Don Reeves he spent a half hour repeating what Gwen Amiel had told him earlier that morning.

Gwen did, watching with mild affection as he somersaulted off his hands and ran to join a half-dozen other youngsters playing outside a small concrete-block schoolhouse.

I hit a button and give Gwen WorksAsHooker her voice back for a little soundbite of prostitute talk.

Her eyes on the warlocks, Gwen reached out and gently picked up the purple tulip.

While the two fought a war of wills, Gwen found herself aswarm with worried, fearful hatchlings seeking to pull her away.

Gwen, too, had suffered at the hands of Azran and the Dragon Kings, yet, the sort of dreams he had been having of latedreams in which he had been helpless, bereft of his own abilitiesmight very well mark him as insane as his father.