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What does Winnifred mean?

Winnifred Pronunciation of Winnifred [win-nifred] as a name for girls. Winnifred means "holy, blessed reconciliation; joy and peace". Winnifred is a version of Winifred (Welsh, Old English): winifred, a martyred Welsh princess.

Associated with: blessed, joy, peace.


Winnifred has 3 variants: Winifryd, Wynifred and Wynnifred.

6 more different relations via Winifred: Winafred, Winefred, Winefried, Winfreda, Winnie and Wynafred.

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Middle name pairings:
Winnifred Keilani (W.K.), ..

How popular is Winnifred?

Winnifred is a very prominent first name for females (#1456 out of 4276, Top 34%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Winnifred reached its peak rank of #496 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Winnie (#1188 a year ago) and Winifred (#1467) are the popular related forms of Winnifred. Other forms, like Winfreda, are uncommon. These forms of Winnifred were at the apex of their popularity in the 1890s (usage of 0.2%) and have become much less conventional since, with forms like Winnifred falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Winnifred, Winifred, Winnie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Wilfreda, Winefride, Winfrieda, Winne and Wynnie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Winnifred.

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