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What does Winifred mean?

Winifred Pronunciation of Winifred as a girls' name is pronounced WIN-a-fred. It is of Welsh and Old English origin, and the meaning of Winifred is "holy, blessed reconciliation; joy and peace". Winifred, a martyred Welsh princess, is traditionally called the patron saint of virgins.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, blessed, joy, peace, princess, virgins


VARIANTS Fred, Freddie, Freddy, Fredi, Fredy, Wina, Winafred, Winefred, Winefride, Winefried, Winfreda, Winfrieda, Winifryd, Winne, Winnie, Winnifred, Wynafred, Wynifred, Wynn, Wynne, Wynnifred

SEE ALSO Freda, Wynell



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How popular is Winifred?

Winifred is a very popular first name for females (#499 out of 4276, Top 12%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Winifred reached its top rank of #158 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is presently at #1439. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Winnie (#1005 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Fred, Freda, Freddie, Winnifred and Wynell are the popular variation forms of Winifred (#1439) ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Winifred was common a century ago (USAGE OF 0.3%) and is now significantly reduced, with versions such as Freda falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Winifred, Fred, Freda, Freddie, Winnie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Winnifred, Wynell in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Hildred, Jenifre (see Jennifer), Mildred, Sigred, Wilfreda, Wilfrieda, Winsome, Wintar and Winter. These names tend to be less frequently used than Winifred.

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