Winona: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Winona

Winona

Pronunciation: wi-NOH-nə (key)

Origin of the name Winona:

Sioux name meaning "first-born daughter, eldest daughter."

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My name is Winona and it's always seemed quite difficult for people to pronounce...I got called lots of odd things (Rinona, wihona, WYnona, wiloma, and the list goes on...). Personally I love my name but it's always caused me a bit of trouble.

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Winnie, Winny, Nona

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Winona Ryder, American actress
Wynonna Judd (born Christina Claire Ciminella), American country singer

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