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What does Windsor mean?

Windsor Pronunciation of Windsor [wind-sor] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Windsor is "riverbank with a winch". Place name. Name of the town and castle in England, and also the surname of the British royal family. It was originally Wettin before 1917, but during World War I, a staunch English name was adopted as it seemed more patriotic against Germany. Also the name of a style of tying a necktie, invented by the Duke of Windsor, who was a great dandy.

Associated with: old english, riverbank, surname, royal (king), war, duke (noble), great.


Windsor has 2 variants: Winsor and Wyndsor.

Creative forms:
(male) Winder, Windson, ..


Middle name pairings:
Windsor Blaise (W.B.), ..

How popular is Windsor?

Windsor is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#4391 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Windsor has yet to be ranked in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Andor, Landor, Minor, Sandor, Vidor, Wilder, Willson, Wilson, Windham, Windom, Winslow, Winston, Winter, Winton, Winwood, Woodson and Wynfor. These names tend to be more frequently used than Windsor.

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