Meaning and Origin of Gaynor - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Gaynor

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • English : Increase in wealth

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Fhionnbhairr ‘son of Fionnbharr’, a personal name composed of fionn ‘fair’, ‘white’ + barr ‘top’, ‘head’.
  • Welsh and English : from the female personal name Gaenor (a form of Welsh Gwenhwyfar, a compound of gwen ‘fair’, ‘white’ + (g)wyf ‘smooth’, ‘yielding’ + fawr ‘large’. This was the name of King Arthur’s queen Guinevere).