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This was the name of the lead witch in the Disney movie Hocus Pocus.
-- Dark Whysper  8/21/2005
There are alternate listings of the meaning of Winifred. Some list it as Teutonic, and meaning Peaceful Friend.
-- Anonymous User  10/27/2005
A nickname for this name can be Fred.
-- charmedslayerette  11/6/2005
This name was used by Natalie Babbit in her book "Tuck Everlasting." Winifred Foster was the heroine's name. Her nickname was Winnie.
-- Gwenllian  11/12/2005
I thought Winifred was a boy's name until I watched Mary Poppins. I was little, okay?!
-- Anonymous User  12/12/2005
This name just sounds witchy to me. But it could be that I saw Hocus Pocus, give or take a few.
-- favorably  1/28/2006
I can't stop thinking about this name actually being a girl's name. Awful awful name, never in a million years would I name my daughter this. Poor child.
-- AnonaBee  3/2/2006
My grandmother's name is Winifred, but she goes by Win, which I think is much better.
-- kerrilouise  4/14/2006
There's also Winifred on Angel. She was called Fred for short. I rather like it. People don't realize that old is becoming the new again.
-- blackapple  5/29/2006
This is my mother's name - she was named for her grandmother. It's not a very common name (the only other people I've heard with the name are: Winnie Mandela, Winnie from the T.V. show "The Wonder Years" and Winnie-the-Pooh!) My mother is occasionally called Winnie, but she grew up being called Una, which is the Irish for Winifred.
-- emeraldstar  6/28/2006
There's something nice about the name Winifred.
-- Anonymous User  11/22/2006
I think the name Winifred is very nice. It's not very feminime, but it's a classic. Not many girls are named this, and people don't normally think of "Fred" when they hear this name.
-- 7up  1/21/2007
I have loved this name ever since reading Tuck Everlasting. The nickname is adorable!
-- Anonymous User  2/2/2007
It could also be a feminised form of the Anglo-Saxon male name 'Winfred' meaning Friend of Peace.
-- Anonymous User  5/4/2007
I rather like this name very much. It is classic and has a strong sound to it. The nickname is so adorable too.
-- Anonymous User  5/20/2007
Old becoming the new again? If there was a little girl today named Winifred, she may name her own daughter Janet or Brenda and then have a granddaughter called Tracy or Kelly. Her own mother may well be named Tracy or Kelly - but then again it may instead be Kate or Sarah, popular 1870s names before coming back into fashion in the 1970s. I don't think Winifred is due for a comeback any time soon, it's still in the same category as other present-day old lady names such as Mildred.
-- freeserve.co.uk  9/29/2007
Was never overall very popular, but peaked in 1910 when it ranked in 158th position in the American top 1,000. However, it has not featured even in the top 1,000 in the United States since the end of the 1960s.
-- freeserve.co.uk  10/21/2007
Winifred is the heroine in the musical comedy, "Once Upon A Mattress", which among other memorable songs has a tune called "A Girl Named Fred".
-- leananshae  12/17/2007
There's just something unique about this name. It's just so different from most of the girls names that you hear and that are popular. It's very uncommon and unusual and the nickname Winnie is completely adorable and perfect if you want to make it more feminine sounding.
-- Junidoe-Josephine  3/7/2009
I like this name, but I think it's better as a second name than a first name. My grandma's name was Winifred, they called her Winnie, and it suited her well. :)
-- walesgal92  3/29/2009
I don't know if you guys remember, but there was an elephant lady called Winifred in The Jungle Book. I heard the name there first, then in Mary Poppins. I think it's a pretty good middle name, can be shortened to W.
-- Jynx_Torquilla  6/19/2009
Winifred is an appealing name. I like it.
It's sometimes traditionally spelled Winifride - and this avoids the "fred" ending for those who are put off by it.
-- Just Jonquil  10/4/2009
British novelist Winifred Holtby

Fictional character Winifred Forsyte in John Galsworthy's "The Forsyte Saga".

Actress Jacqueline Bisset was born Winifred Jacqueline Fraser-Bisset.
-- Just Jonquil  10/4/2009
I really kind find fault with the charming Winifred.

This name is going to come back into fashion soon in certain circles.
-- vomiting  11/11/2009
If you can look past the "fred" in this name, it's a really cute name.
-- Chrila96  2/13/2011
Hard to believe this is a female name with the "fred" at the end. The first part doesn't seem right either, "wini"?... funny. It would make more sense if it were a surname, not a first name.
-- MyFartsSmellGood  7/2/2011
Winifred Ball was the wife of Harvey Ball, the creator of the smiley face. :)
-- Rin_0911  5/6/2012
Nothing about this name sounds pretty to me at all.
-- Anonymous User  2/2/2013
The name Winifred was given to 49 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013
This name is borne by the character Winnie (Winifred) Foster in Tuck Everlasting.... Possibly why I like it so much.
-- Anonymous User  3/21/2014

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