Origin of the name GUENEVER.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name GUENEVER.
GUENEVER.Arthurian. An English form of Welsh Gwenhwyvar
(q.v.), meaning "swelling white wave." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)
Now turn we
unto Queen Guenever, and unto Elaine. Then, when Elaine heard
Queen Guenever so rebuke Sir Launcelot, and also she saw how he swooned,
and after leapt out of a bay window, then she said unto Queen Guenever,
"Madame, ye are greatly to blame for Sir Launcelot, for now ye have
lost him;..." (The Arthurian Tales, Malory-Rhys, 1907)