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What does Winn mean?

Winn Pronunciation of Winn [winn] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and Winn means "joyful stone; friend". Winn is an alternate form of Winston (Old English): from Wynnstan. Winn is also a variation of Wynn (Old English): also possibly (Welsh) "fair, white".

Associated with: old english, stone (rock), friend.


Winn has 2 variants: Win and Wynne.

2 more alternative forms via Winston, Wynn: Winsten and Wynton.

Creative forms:
(male) Wann, Waunn, ..

(female) Wile, Winey, ..

Middle name pairings:
Winn Rigoberto (W.R.), ..

How popular is Winn?

Winn is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#1532 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Winston (#524 last year) and Wynn are the popular related forms of Winn (unlisted) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Winn is widespread among parents presently (average #1262). Winston is the most fashionable birth name here. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Winn is alike in pronunciation to Ean, Eann, Eian, Eion, Enne, Eoin, Eon, Euan, Euen, Ewan, Ewen, Ewin, Ewynn, Iain, Ian, Ion, Iwan, Juan, Owen, Owin, Owynn, Wayn, Wayne, Wyn and Yann. Other suggested similar names are Benn, Conn, Dann, Donn, Dunn, Fenn, Finn, Fionn, Flinn, Fynn, Glinn, Guinn, Gunn, Gwinn, Jonn, Kenn, Lenn, Linn, Lonn, Lunn, Lynn, Mann, Penn, Quinn, Ronn, Vann, Vonn, Wick, Wil, Wild, Will, Wim, Winton, Witt and Zann. These names tend to be more commonly used than Winn.

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