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What does Winnie mean?

Winnie Pronunciation of Winnie [win-nie] as a name for girls is a Welsh and Native American Indian name, and Winnie means "fair and smooth; white, fair; holy, blessed reconciliation; joy and peace; first-born daughter; fair, pure". Winnie is an alternate form of Guinevere (Welsh). Winnie is also a form of Gwyneth (Welsh): from the Welsh district name Gwynedd. Winnie is also used as a form of Winifred (Welsh, Old English), Winona (Native American Indian) and Wynne (Welsh). See also Edwina.

Associated with: fair (beautiful), smooth (gentle), white, blessed, joy, peace, pure (virgin).


Winnie has 3 variants: Wina, Winny and Wynnie.

14 more related forms via Guinevere, Gwyneth, Winifred, Winona, Wynne: Gennie, Gwennie, Jennee, Jenni, Jennie, Wendee, Wendie, Win, Winne, Winnifred, Winnona, Winonah, Winonna and Wynn.

Creative forms:
(female) Winie, Winney, ..

(male) Winna, Winwy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Winnie Aryah (W.A.), ..

How popular is Winnie?

Winnie is a very prominent first name for women (#699 out of 4276, Top 16%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#17363 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Winnie reached its highest position of #183 in the U.S. in the 1890s, and is at #1188 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Edwina, Gennie, Guinevere (#1336 a year ago), Gwyneth (#1091), Jenni, Jennie, Wendie, Winifred (#1467), Winnifred and Winona are the popular related forms of Winnie (#1188 a year ago). These relations of Winnie were at the top of their popularity a century ago (usage of 0.66%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.03%, down 95.4%), with forms like Jennie becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Winnie, Edwina, Gennie, Guinevere, Gwyneth in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jenni, Jennie, Wendie, Winifred, Winnifred, Winona in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Winnie is pronounced similarly to Anni, Annie, Einaye, Eionia, Ionie, Onie and Wanna. Other suggested similar names are Bennie, Binnie, Bonnie, Bunnie, Cindie, Cinnie, Connie, Cynnie, Dennie, Dinnie, Donnie, Fannie, Gingie, Ginnee, Ginni, Ginnie, Hannie, Hennie, Jannie, Jinnee, Jinni, Jinnie, Jonnie, Kinnsie, Kinsie, Kinzie, Konnie, Lannie, Lindie, Linnae, Linnie, Linsie, Lonnie, Mindie, Minne, Minnee, Minnie, Monnie, Nannie, Nonnie, Pennie, Rennie, Ronnie, Sannie, Sidnie, Sindie, Sinnie, Sivnie (see Sivney), Sonnie, Sunnie, Tinie, Vannie, Vinni, Vinnie, Vonnie, Wandie, Whitnie (see Whitney), Willie, Wyomie, Zannie and Zinnia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Winnie.

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