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Meaning and name origin

Winifred \wi-nif-red, win(i)-fred\ as a girl's name is pronounced WIN-a-fred. It is of Welsh and Old English origin, and the meaning of Winifred is "holy, blessed reconciliation; joy and peace". Winifred, a martyred Welsh princess, is traditionally called the patron saint of virgins.

Winifred has 21 variant forms: Fred, Freddie, Freddy, Fredi, Fredy, Wina, Winafred, Winefred, Winefride, Winefried, Winfreda, Winfrieda, Winifryd, Winne, Winnie, Winnifred, Wynafred, Wynifred, Wynn, Wynne and Wynnifred.

For more information, see also related girl names Freda and Wynell.


Winifred is a very popular first name for females (#499 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Winifred for girls (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Winifred name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Winifred and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Fred, Freda, Freddie, Winifred, Winnie and Winnifred. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Fred, Freda, Freddie, Winifred, Winnie, Winnifred in U.S.

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


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