Gwendolynn is a first name for girls.
… it’s a special occasion. That’s because the name Gwendolynn is quite rare in the US. While it’s still a name in use, lately, only approximately 2 out of 100,000 girls have been named Gwendolynn. In the SmartGenius ranking, Gwendolynn is #4,147 on the list of most common girls names. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Gwendolynn.
If your name is Gwendolynn your parents may be very proud to let their daughter swim against the tide: The name Gwendolynn never ranked higher than position 1,784 in our statistics, and for many years not a single parent had the creative idea of naming their daughter Gwendolynn. But something caused mothers and fathers in 1956 to choose the name more often than usual - only compared to the rest of the time, of course. You probably still won't find many children named Gwendolynn because that was several decades ago - unless, of course, you have some very creative parents in the neighborhood.
In years where the graph has no value, the name Gwendolynn was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.
As in the last century, Gwendolynn still proves to be exceptional. Even in 2021, the name was given very rarely - in fact, only 25 times in thee entire U.S. So, a Gwendolynn from 2021 will need very good binoculars to spot the next namesake of the same age.
The first name Gwendolynn is a true rarity among all women and girls currently living in the United States – only 49 Americans in total bear this name. And these 49 women are located in only four states: California, Indiana, Missouri and Texas (it should be noted that the official statistics provide the data per state only if there are at least 5 women with this name in the state. So, if your name is Gwendolynn and you live outside the states marked on the map, please let us know so we can improve our statistics). The state with the most girls and women named Gwendolynn in relation to it’s female population is California. And yet even there, only one in 526,680 women would raise her hand if you asked, who is called Gwendolynn.
Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter G is quite rare as a first letter for girls' names: only 2.1% of all common girls' names in the US begin with a G. The most common first letters for girls' names are A and S, while U and X are the least common first letters of girls' names.
With ten letters, the name Gwendolynn is obviously a particularly long first name used in the U.S.: only 1.8% of all common first names have exactly ten letters. 98% of all first names are shorter, while only 0.6% of all boys’ and girls’ names need more than ten letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long with no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.
This means that if 2.1% of all girls' names begin with a G, this initial letter is less common than the other letters on average. Nevertheless, there are of course some names that begin with a G and are extremely popular, for example Grace, currently the most common girls' name with G.
If your name is Gwendolynn and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...
So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Gwendolynn, you can simply say:
Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.
Just use American Sign Language!
These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.
In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.
In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Gwendolynn sounds like this: