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Origin or Ethnicity
Its source is Gwenhwyfar, a Welsh name meaning "Pure and yielding, whitewave."
Nickname For: Jennifer
The name Jen ranked 2986th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.
In British legend, Gwenhwyfar (the Welsh source of this name) was identified with King Arthur's tragic queen.
Caught as she was between her devotion to her husband and her illicit love for the saintly Sir Lancelot, her predicament is succinctly expressed in the meaning of her name.
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