Winter: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Winter

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A great boys name. not too common. Winter: Originally started as a surname and can be dated as far back as the 9th century. It can be seen as early as the 1670's as a boy name. Prior to that it was a boy's middle name, customary for the mother's maiden name be used as a child's middle name. During the later years it became more prevalent as a name to both sex. Winter for a girl took peak popularity in 1952 and again in 1954. Both years peaked, at 1000 babies given this name at one time. Coincidentally the first time America was introduce to the surname on a first name bases. The name then Peaked again in 1976 for the boys and peaked in 1978 for the girls and boys. The name didn't peak again until the late 1990's.

It has now taken on different spellings, Wynter and Winterlynne combinations, often seen more on girls. The unique quality of this name actually gives one a leg-up in the world in contrary to commonly held beliefs. The name creates a sense of intrigue and desire for people to know more. Often it puts one in the center of attention, making it a great conversation starter, and a great way for your little one to work on their conversation skills. The name itself provoke Thomas Kincade Victorian-picturesque images or glistening snowy Aples. The name is a bold stand alone name. Winter is a strong name and reflect more of its season at a second glance. Bold, beautiful, alluring, mysteries, fun, strong, blistery, harsh, unyielding, unforgiving but can be forgiving considering that it brings renewal into the following year. In Greek mythology, the four season were put into place to divide Percephone's time between her Lover on Earth and Hades. Percephone was commanded to remain with hades, during the Winter season, until Spring.

Due to the connection of Mother nature and the meaning of the season itself: rebirth of Spring, it is often seen on girls than boys despite its orgin as a surname. There is the masculine connection to Old Man winter. Because it is a name pacted full of meanings, rooted deep in history, it is followed by its strong, bold, uniqueness, it may not be your cup of tea, but for those who seek a truly different name and want their little one's to be noticed and the center of attention this is the name for you!

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-Win for short would make any boy fit in with his friends (ty, Leo, Will) on the playground.

- Snow or Sage would make handsome and daring choices to reflect his name.

- Rhett (Winter backwards= RETniw -- hence "Rhett")this is a good Southern option with literrary/movie ties to "Gone With The Wind."

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Originally a surname then seen as a boys middle name, but was not seen often until the 1700's and on into the 1800's as a unisex name albeit it did drop off in use by both genders . It hit peak popularity in 1952, 1954 and 1979.
Tuetonic meaning: bringing of renewal/Rebirth of Spring.
Native American meaning: bringing of renewal.
American meaning: seasonal change, seasonal renewal
Pagan Religion: Rebirth of Spring

In was customary belief in German and Nords-man that only two seasons existed: Summer and winter. Winter began in August and went until June 1st, November being the blood sacrifice month and winter preparations.

In Greek mythology, the four seasons ( Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter), were created to divide Percephone's time between her love on Earth and Hades. Percephonie's name has many meanings, one of which includes the rebirth from death, and shows her connection to the under world and the depiction of the Winter season.

Songs: mentioned in: You've Got a Friend by Carole King

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- Winter is one of the main characters in the Leven Thumps Genre

- Jon Snow is a major character in the first, second, third, and fourth seasons. He is played by starring cast member Kit Harington, and debuts in the series premiere. (For those interested in Choosing Snow as a nickname)

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