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Meaning and name origin

Winston \wi-ns-ton, win-ston\ as a boy's name is pronounced WIN-stun. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Winston is "joyful stone". From Wynnstan. In the Middle Ages Wynnstan changed in use from a personal name to a place name. Former British prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill, got his name from his family's connections to the region, and he has since given the name modern connotations of courage and eloquence. Also the name of a popular brand of cigarettes.

Winston has 6 variant forms: Win, Winn, Winsten, Winstonn, Wynstan and Wynston.

For more information, see also the related boy name Winton.


Popularity

Winston is a very popular first name for males (#481 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1226 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Winston for boys (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Winston name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Winston and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Winston and Winton. (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Winston, Winton in U.S.

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


Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Winsted. This name tends to be less commonly used than Winston.

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