What does Winifred mean?
Winifred \wi-nif-red, win(i)-fred\ as a girls' 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 variants: Fred▼, Freddie▼, Freddy, Fredi, Fredy, Wina, Winafred, Winefred, Winefride, Winefried, Winfreda, Winfrieda, Winifryd, Winne, Winnie▼, Winnifred▼, Wynafred, Wynifred, Wynn, Wynne and Wynnifred.
Winifred is a very popular first name for females (#499 out of 4276, Top 12%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Winifred for girls. Winifred reached its top rank of #157 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Winifred and related names. Winnie, Winnifred, Freddie, Freda and Fred are the popular variation forms of Winifred ranked in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names reached its apex during the years 1890-1899 and is now significantly lower, with versions such as Winnie, Winnifred, Winifred, Freddie and Freda falling out of fashion. (2014 Birth Statistics)