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What does Win mean?

Win Pronunciation of Win as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Win) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of the name Win is "elf or magical being, friend; joyful stone". Win is an alternate form of Elwin (Old English): respelling of Elvin. Win is also a variation of Winston (Old English): from Wynnstan. Win is also used as a variation of Wynn (Old English).

ASSOCIATED WITH -win, old english, elf, magical, friend, stone (rock)


VARIANTS Wynne, Winn




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How popular is Win?

Win is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#23237 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Win (UNLISTED) appearing in the Top 2000 are Elvin (#1364 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Elwin, Winston (#524) and Wynn. These relations of Win were favored in the 1910s (AVERAGE #816) and are somewhat less common today, with forms such as Elvin becoming less fashionable. Winston has been the most prominent. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elvin, Elwin, Winston, Wynn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Win is pronounced similarly to Ean, Eann, Eian, Eion, Enne, Eoin, Eon, Euan, Euen, Ewan, Ewen, Ewin, Iain, Ian, Ion, Iwan, Juan, Owain, Owen, Owin, Wain, Wayn, Wayne, Wyn and Yann. Other recommended sound-alike names are Fin, Lin, Vin, Wil and Wim. These names tend to be more frequently used than Win.

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