Winifred Name Meaning & Origin
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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I love this name - it's almost regal. But has great options for nicknames. On my baby list.
This name is absolutely adorable! It has an old-fashioned feel but, a quirky, modern, hipness to it. I love the nicknames Win, Winnie, which are so spunky! I too would consider this in the future.
Freddie could also be a nickname.
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Winnie, Winna, Win, Freddie, Fred, Freda, Weronica, Wendy
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- Famous real-life people named Winifred
Winifred Greenwood, American silent film actress
Winifred Edgerton Merrill, the 1st American woman to receive a PhD in mathematics
- Winifred in song, story & screen
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
Winifred Banks, the suffragette mother in Mary Poppins.
Winifred Fowl, the teacher from the Jimmy Neutron franchise
Winifred "Wendy" Torrance wife to Jack Torrance from the Shining