Given Name WINNIE

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: WIN-ee  [details]

Meaning & History

Diminutive of WINIFRED. Winnie-the-Pooh, a stuffed bear in the children's books by A. A. Milne, was named after a real bear named Winnipeg who lived at the London Zoo.
VARIANT: Freda
DIMINUTIVE: Freddie
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Gwenfrewi, Winifred, Winnifred (Welsh)

Categories

Animal Crossing characters, animals, bears, currently out of the US top 1000, diminutives, Disney characters, Kingdom Hearts characters, literature
Entry updated July 2, 2008