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

  

GUINEVER.  From Welsh Gwenhwyvar (q.v.), the Arthurian legend name of a wife of King Arthur, meaning "swelling white wave." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)

... Guinever.  Queen to King Arthur, celebrated for her amours with Lancelot du Lac, and others.  Hence the name was frequently applied to any wanton woman.  Geoffrey of Monmouth says that she was of a noble Roman family, and the most beautiful woman in all Britain.  Written also Guenever, Guinevere, Guanhumara, Geneura, Ganora, Génièvre, and Ginevra. (A Dictionary of Noted Names of Fiction, Wheeler, 1889)

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