What does Winston mean?
Winston [win-ston] as a boys' 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.
Affiliated boy name: Winton.Creative forms:
(male) Wilston, Wiston, ..
(female) Middle name pairings:
Winston Rowen (W.R.), ..
How popular is Winston?
Winston is a very popular first name for men (#481 out of 1220, Top 39%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#1605 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Winston reached its apex position of #338 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is at #524 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Winton is the only other prominent related form of Winston (#524 in recent rankings) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Winston were at the height of their popularity in 2015. Winston is a constant favorite.
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