Winter: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Winter

Winter

Pronunciation: WIN-ter (key)

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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. The name didn't peak again until the late 1990's. It has now taken on different spellings, Wynter and Winterlynne combinations.

The unique quality of this name actually gives one a leg-up in the world, 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 provokes Thomas Kincade Victorian-picturesque images or glistening snowy Alpes. The name is a bold stand alone name.

In Greek mythology, the four seasons were put into place to divide Persephone's time between her Lover on Earth and Hades. Persephone was commanded to remain with Hades during the Winter season, until Spring. Because it is a name packed full of meanings, 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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Seasonal jokes, season songs, seasonal nicknames, and questions whether you were born during the winter season or parents were hippies or siblings with seasonal names.

Nicknames for Winter: | Edit

Nicknames include: Win, Winna, Wint, Winty, Winnie, Minty, Wintergreen, Winterfresh.

Meanings and history of the name Winter: | Edit

Winter is a word name meaning "the coldest season of the year".
It takes place in the northern hemisphere from December to February and in the southern hemisphere from June to August."

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

Famous real-life people named Winter: | Edit

Winter is the middle name of Harlow Winter Kate Madden, daughter of Nicole Richie and Joel Madden.
Winter Ave Zoli is the name of the American Actress who plays Irina on the show CHAOS.

Winter in song, story & screen: | Edit

Winter is one of the main characters in the Leven Thumps Genre
Winter, a song by Tori Amos

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