This name derives from the Cornish “Gwenhwÿfar,” composed of two elements: From the Proto-Brythonic “*gwindos,” and Proto-Celtic “*windos,” meaning “white, fair” plus from the Proto-Celtic “seibrā (hwyfar),” meaning (phantom, spirit). The name means “the white fay, white phantom, white spirit.” In Arthurian legend, Gwenhwÿfar was the wife of King Arthur. It became a common first name for females in English-speaking countries during the 20th-century. The name Jennifer has been in use since the 18th-century. Before 1906 the name was relatively uncommon, but it gained some recognition after George Bernard Shaw used it for the main female character in The Doctor’s Dilemma.
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United States Ranking #165
Namedoctor Weekly Ranking #1309
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New Age Curiosities
Numerological Values: #4
Order, practicality, sincerity and hard work are some of the character traits associated with this number. A number 4 person is disciplined, serious, honest and will work steadily to achieving his goal. Such a person can bring order to an otherwise chaotic situation.
Chakra Number: #4 Heart Chakra "Anahata"
Green is the main heart chakra color. It is the color of healing, balance, tranquility, and serenity. Green brings wholeness to our lives and it is the color most frequently found in nature. Learn more about this color and discover its meaning.
Color meaning: Green
The color green is the color of balance and harmony. From a color psychology perspective, it is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart. From a meaning of colors perspective, green is also the color of growth, the color of spring, of renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being. This is why there is so much of this relaxing color on the earth, and why we need to keep it that way.
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Genevieve Woo (born 1969), Singaporean Television News Presenter