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From the Cornish form of the Welsh Gwenhwyfar, from gwen, meaning fair, white, and [g]hwyf[ar], meaning smooth; the Welsh equivalent of the Irish Fionnbharr, derived from Gaelic fionn (white, fair) and barr (head).

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  1. A female given name, a less common form of Jennifer.
    • 1912 CE: Laurence Housman, King John of Jingalo
      "If you don't mind," said Sister Jenifer, "you had better dress like a Socialist. Wear a very soft hat, a very low collar, and a very red or green tie, done loose in the French fashion, and nobody will wonder at your looking clean, or at your asking questions."

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