Given Name WINIFRED

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Welsh, English
PRONOUNCED: WIN-i-frid  [details]

Meaning & History

Anglicized form of GWENFREWI, the spelling altered by association with WINFRED. It became used in England in the 16th century.
VARIANTS: Gwenfrewi, Winnifred (Welsh), Winnifred (English)
DIMINUTIVES: Freda, Freddie, Winnie (English)

Categories

anglicizations, Arthur characters, currently out of the US top 1000, D H Lawrence characters, Disney characters, literature, Marvel characters, saints, Scott Pilgrim vs the World characters
Entry updated November 18, 2011