Given Name WINFRED

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: WIN-frid  [details]

Meaning & History

Means "friend of peace" from the Old English elements wine "friend" and friþ "peace". This was the birth name of the 8th-century missionary Saint Boniface. It became rare after the Norman conquest, though it was revived in the 19th century.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Winifrid (Ancient Germanic), Winfrith, Winfrið (Anglo-Saxon), Winfried (German)
Entry updated December 3, 2014