Winifred: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Winifred

Winifred

Pronunciation: WI-ni-frehd (key)

Origin of the name Winifred:

Derived from the Welsh Gwenfrewi (blessed peace), a compound name composed of the elements gwen (white, fair, blessed) and frewi (peace, reconciliation).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Winnie, Freddie, Fred, Win

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Winifred Greenwood, American silent film actress
Winifred Edgerton Merrill, the 1st American woman to receive a PhD in mathematics

Winifred in song, story & screen: | Edit

Winifred "Winnie" Foster, character in Tuck Everlasting
Gwendolyn "Winnie" Cooper, character in the show The Wonder Years
Dora Winifred Reid, Arthur's little sister (know as D.W.) in the children's show Arthur
Winifred Sanderson, a main character in the movie Hocus Pocus
Winifred "Fred" Burkle, character in the show Angel

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