What does Winifred mean?
Winifred [winifred] 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.Creative forms:
(female) Wanifred, Wilnifred, ..
(male) Winiford, Winike, .. Middle name pairings:
Winifred Sofie (W.S.), ..
How popular is Winifred?
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)
Winifred reached its top rank of #158 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is presently at #1467. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Winnie (#1188 the previous year), Wynell, Winnifred, Freda, Fred and Freddie are the popular variation forms of Winifred (#1467 the previous year) ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Winifred was common a century ago (usage of 0.3%) and is now significantly reduced, with versions such as Winnifred falling out of fashion.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Hildred, Jenifre (see Jennifer), Mildred▼, Sigred, Wilfreda, Wilfrieda, Winsome, Wintar and Winter▲. These names tend to be less frequently used than Winifred.See names in meaning and etymology.