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GenderMasculine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.WIN-fr!d
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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 & CulturesWinifrid Ancient Germanic Winfrith, Winfrið Anglo-Saxon Winfried German

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Entry updated December 3, 2014