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Girl Names Starting with Wi-

Wi- baby names and what they mean, with 26 results. Wi- names are used more often as masculine names. These girl names were at the height of their popularity in the 1920s (USAGE OF 0.91%) and are now significantly less conventional (USAGE 0.36%, 60.9%), with names such as Willie becoming somewhat dated. Willow (#62), Willa (#384) and Winter (#390) are three of the more chic baby names here, while Winder (TOP 4%) and Witmer (4%) are familiar Wi- last names.

Wi- names

Wibeke - Winona | Winsome - Wisteria

Wibeke - Winona

Wibeke, var. Wiweca, Wiebke
Derived fr. German, Scandinavian words. "Alive." Rare, but Wibeke is similar to popular surnames Werneke (TOP 60%), Willeke (48%), which also end with -eke.

Wilda and variants

Wilda, var. Willda
Derivative of Old English, Old German. "Untamed; willow tree." Wilda is generally used as a birth name among these variant forms.

Wilfreda, var. Wilfrieda, Wilfridda
Derivative of Old English element. "Desiring peace." Wilfreda, Wilfridda and Wilfrieda are not frequently adopted as children's names.


Var. of Vilhelmina. Derived fr. Old German. "Determined protector." Adoption of Wilhelmina as a birth name in 2018 was 4.2% more than a year ago.

Wilhelmina and variants

Wilhelmina2, var. Wilna, Wilmina1, Wilmette1, Wilma1, Willy, Willybella, Willmine, Willmina, Wilmette2, Willie, Williebelle, Williamina, Willette, Willetta, Willene1, Willemina, Willeen, Willamine, Willamina, Willabella, Willabelle, Willa1, Wilhelmine, Willene2, Wileen
From Old German element. "Determined protector." Used frequently as girls' names, Willy, Wilhelmina, etc. are comparable to the popular Lilly.


Var. of Billie. From Old English language. Originally a nickname for William .. Willa is common as a children's name among the forms of Billie. See also Wilda.

Stems fr. Old German word. "Determined protector." Willa is a commonly occurring (TOP 16%) feminine name, and exists regularly (TOP 87%) as a surname. See also Cilla.


From English language. .. TV reporter Willow Bay. A very conventional baby name (#62 A YEAR AGO), Willow also occurs frequently as a surname. See also Willy.

Wilma and variants

Wilma2, var. Wilmina2, Willma
Derived fr. Old German language. "Determined protector." Usage of Wilma as a girls' name has waned since the 1920s.


Form of Vilma. Derived fr. Native American Indian, Old German words. "Determined protector." Wilma is prevalent as a baby name among the forms of Vilma. See also Wilna.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wi- names: Wilda, Wilhelmina, Wilhelmine, Willa, Willene

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wi- names: Willetta, Willette, Willie, Willma, Willow

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wi- names: Wilma, Wilna, Windy, Winifred, Winnie

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wi- names: Winnifred, Winona

Wilmot, var. Wilmott, Wilmotina
Derived fr. Old English language. Related to William and Wilhelmina. Compare surnames Willmot (TOP 81%), Wilmoth (4%).

Wilona, var. Wilone
Stems fr. Old English. "Longed-for." Wallona and Walna are creative variations.

Wynne and variants

Winny1, Winnie1, Winne1, Win1
Forms of Wynne. Based on Welsh element. "Fair, pure." Usage of Winnie as a girls' name has waned circa 1890-1899.

Winne2, Win2
Var. of Gwendolen. Stems fr. Welsh element. "Fair bow; blessed ring." Win (UPPER 15%) and Winne (17%) occur commonly as last names.

Winny2, Winnie2, Winne3, Win3
Forms of Guinevere. Root fr. Welsh. "Fair and smooth." Usage of Win, Winnie, etc. as birth names in 2018 was 0.7% more than in 2017.


Form of Wendy. Based on English word. "Friend." Windy is frequently occurring (UPPER 34%) as a female name, and is found commonly (UPPER 88%) as a last name. See also Sindy.

Winifred and variants

Winifred, var. Winnifred, Winnie3, Winne4, Winifryd, Winfreda, Winfrieda, Winefried, Winefride, Winefred, Wina, Winafred
Source fr. Welsh, Old English languages. "Holy, blessed reconciliation; joy and peace." Winifryd and forms were popular as birth names in the 1890s and have become less common.

Winny3, Winnie4
Var. of Gwyneth. Root fr. Welsh word. "White, fair." Common, with usage of 0.015% for Winnie and Winny as children's names in 2018, higher than 0.015% the year before.

Root fr. Old German language. "Charming friend." Unusual. Winola is not found in the US Census.

Winona and variants

Winona, var. Winonna, Winonah, Winoena, Winnona, Winnie5
Derivative of Native American Indian word. "First-born daughter." Winnie and Winona are more widely used as birth names among these forms.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Wi- names for girls.

1. Wibeke - Winona
Wibeke [Wiweca, Wiebke], Wilda [Willda], Wilfreda [Wilfrieda, Wilfridda], Vilhelmina [Wilhelmina], Wilhelmina [Wilna, Wilma, Willy, Wilmina, Wilmette, Willmine, Willmina, Willybella, ..], Billie [Willa], Willa, Willow, Wilma [Willma, Wilmina], Vilma [Wilma], Wilmot [Wilmott, Wilmotina], Wilona [Wilone], Wynne [Win, Winny, Winne, Winnie], Gwendolen [Win, Winne], Guinevere [Win, Winny, Winne, Winnie], Wendy [Windy], Winifred [Winne, Winnie, Winifryd, Winfreda, Winnifred, Winfrieda, Winefried, Winefride, ..], Gwyneth [Winny, Winnie], Winola, Winona [Winnie, Winonna, Winonah, Winoena, Winnona]

Winsome, Wynstelle [Winstelle, Winstella], Winter [Wintar], Wisdom, Wistar [Wister, Wistarr], Wisteria [Wistaria]

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