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What does Wenonah mean?

Wenonah Pronunciation of Wenonah [wenon-ah] as a girls' name is a Native American Indian name, and the name Wenonah means "first-born daughter". Wenonah is an alternate spelling of Winona (Native American Indian): from Sioux Indian.


Wenonah has 8 variants: Wenona, Winnona, Winoena, Winonah, Winonna, Wynnona, Wynona and Wynonna.

Creative forms:
(female) Wenonna, Wenonwy, ..

(male) Wenonn, Wenonte, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wenonah Waverly (W.W.), ..

How popular is Wenonah?

Wenonah is an unusual first name for women. Wenonah is also an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Wenonah entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its top rank of #1944 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wenonah name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Wenonah outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Wenonah are Wenona, Winona and Wynona. Usage of these forms of Wenonah was well-received among parents 95 years ago (adoption of 0.02%), but now, the form Winona has become less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wenonah, Wenona, Winona, Wynona in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Wenonah and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Wenonah is alike in pronunciation to Annona, Anona and Yoninah. Other suggested similar names are Agnolah, Annah, Anorah, Brennah, Dannah, Deborah, Demonah, Denah, Devorah, Dimonah, Dinorah, Haninah, Hannah, Hermonah (see Chermona), Honorah, Idonah (see Idona), Jannah, Janoah, Jeminah, Jennah, Kendrah, Kennah, Kionah, Lannah, Leanah, Leannah, Leenah, Lenah, Lenorah, Leorah, Medorah, Menorah, Monah, Neenah, Neomah, Nonah, Nonnah, Oonah, Peninah, Reannah, Sannah, Sebinah, Sedonah, Serenah, Serinah, Shonah, Sydonah (see Sidonia), Wandah (see Wanda), Wanna, Wenda, Wilona, Winola and Yonah. These names tend to be more frequently used than Wenonah.

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