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What does Wynn mean?

Wynn Pronunciation of Wynn [wynn] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Wynn) is pronounced win. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Wynn is "friend". Also possibly (Welsh) "fair, white". Some of the variants listed are English surnames in rare use as given names.

Associated with: old english, friend, surnames.


Wynn has 5 variants: Win, Winn, Wyndell, Wynne and Wynton.

Related boy name: Elwin.

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

(female) Wyna, Wyni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wynn Rivers (W.R.), ..

How popular is Wynn?

Wynn is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1142 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Wynn was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #1320 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other prominent variation form of Wynn listed in the Top 2000 is Elwin. Adoption of these forms of Wynn was at its apex 105 years ago (usage of 0.01%), but now, the form Elwin has gone out of style.

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

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

Similar Names

Wynn is alike in pronunciation to Ean, Eann, Eian, Eion, Enne, Eoin, Eon, Euan, Ewan, Ewen, Ewin, Ewynn, Iain, Ian, Ion, Iwan, Juan, Owen, Owin, Owynn, Wain, Wayn, Wayne, Wyn and Yann. Other recommended names are Benn, Conn, Dann, Donn, Dunn, Fenn, Finn, Flynn, Fynn, Glynn, Gunn, Gwynn, Jonn, Kenn, Lenn, Linn, Lonn, Lunn, Lynn, Mann, Penn, Ronn, Vann, Vonn, Wyck, Wye, Wylan, Wyman and Zann. These names tend to be more commonly used than Wynn.

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