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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.wə-NON-ə English
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Meaning & History

Variant of WINONA. This spelling of the name was used by the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow for the mother of Hiawatha in his epic poem 'The Song of Hiawatha' (1855).
Other Languages & CulturesWinona, Wenona, Wynona, Wynonna English Winona Sioux

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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute