Winnie Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Winnie:
A pet form of Winifred, which is derived from the Welsh Gwenfrewi, a compound name composed of the elements gwen (white, fair, blessed) and frewi (reconciliation, peace). Var: Winifrede, Winifrid, Winifride, Winnifred. Pet: Winnie, Winny.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Our last name begins with "W", and my husband always said if we had a girl he wanted to name her Winnie or Wilma. Thank God he was just kidding!
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Diminutive of Winifred, meaning "friend of peace"
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Winnie Mandela (born Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela), politician and ex-wife of South African president Nelson Mandela
Winnie Holzman, American dramatist, screenwriter, and poet ("Wicked," "thirtysomething," "Once and Again")
Winnie Ewing (born Winifred Margaret Ewing), Scottish politician
Winnie Hsin, Taiwanese singer
Winnie Rose Fallon, daughter of comedian and talk show host Jimmy Fallon and producer Nancy Juvonen
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Winnie Cooper, dream girl of Kevin on the '80s TV series "The Wonder Years"
Winnie Winkle, heroine of the eponymous comic strip by Martin Branner.
Winnie Foster, character in Natalie Babbbit's novel "Tuck Everlasting."
Winnie the Pooh, cartoon (male) bear (created by A.A. Milne) who was named after a real (female) bear, Winnipeg "Winnie," the unofficial regimental mascot of The Fort Garry Horse, a Canadian cavalry regiment in the First World War