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What does Winnifred mean?

Winnifred /win-ni-fred/ 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.

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

Kreatif forms:
(female) Wilnifred, Winnifre, ..

(male) Winnifield, Winniwray, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Winnifred for girls. Winnifred reached its peak rank of #496 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the history of Winnifred and corresponding names. Winnie (#1417 a year ago) and Winifred (#1995) 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.