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Famous bearer: Winona Ryder, actress, thief.
-- goneaway  5/16/2005
Her name is actually spelled Wynonna Ryder.
-- mariej2  9/10/2005
As far as I know the actress spells her name Winona, she was born in Winona Minnesota.
-- Anonymous User  12/18/2005
Winona is such an adorable name. My future daughters will be Anastasia and Winona.
-- Mommy2B  12/30/2005
This name is Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota. It can mean a beautiful river, first born daughter, and princess in Lakota. The Dakota rarely use this name for a meaning other than first born daughter.
-- Anonymous User  1/17/2006
My name is Wynona but it is spelled with a "Y" and there is only 2 "N"'s, not like Wynonna.
-- wynona_w  3/14/2006
I love the name Winona, and I love Winona Rider. She does spell it Winona. However, it originally was spelt with a y and her last name was Horowitz, she is either full or semi Jewish. I think Winona is a nice name, lots of nicknames. Win, Winnie, and Nona. Although Nona is Italian for grandma. So that would be a bit odd for a little girl. But I think it's nice. I would like to name my first kid this, if it were a girl since it means firstborn. Plus since the nickname is Winnie, it makes me think of Winnie the Pooh and Winnie from the Wonder Years.
-- roxhai  3/6/2007
This is such a beautiful name. A good nickname is Wendy.
-- joanie2007  8/7/2007
Reminds me of the word whine.
-- spaz123  8/18/2007
Tacky and ugly. Ugh.
-- Skittsie13  12/18/2007
I do not like this name at all. I think that it's quite ugly. But it is nice that it originated with the Native Americans. Very few names in common use do.
-- queenv  5/3/2008
Even though the only Winona I've heard of is the beautiful Winona Ryder, who looks gorgeous whether she has feminine or boyish looks, I find the name itself quite ugly, and after reminding me of her, the name makes me think of fat and unattractive middle-aged women.
-- slight night shiver  5/13/2008
In Pokémon, the Fortree City Gym leader is called Winona.
-- NovaNight  7/1/2008
This name is just plain strange.
-- GunsnRoses8794  11/23/2008
My grandmother's name is Wynona Rose. I think it's an absolutely beautiful name, but when she was growing up, it was hard for other kids to pronounce, so everyone called her Rose.

I actually like the name a lot, though I prefer the original Winona. In fact, I'm using it for a character in a story of mine, and everyone calls her Winna.
-- erb816  3/2/2009
There is a Lakota legend, oft told but not often recorded, that contributes to the origins of this name. I don't know if it is also part of the Dakota and Nakota branches of the tribe since my family is from the Oglala Lakota. Winona was the name of the first woman, sort of like Eve only minus Adam and the snake. For this reason it is used as the name for a first born daughter.
-- LakotaGirl  11/7/2009
Such a beautiful name!
-- Alora  1/2/2010
Winona is such a beautiful, feminine name! I love it so much! I love the combo Winona Charlotte.
-- Likeyeahwhatev  8/18/2010
This name reminds me of Winona Ryder. But, luckily, I love the beautiful Ms. Ryder. I prefer the "Wenona" spelling, however. As far as nicknames go, I love Winna and Wendy.
-- DaphneSusan  10/27/2010
Nice meaning, but I'm not sure about the name altogether. It's hard to pronounce for me. :/
-- Chrila96  11/7/2010
I think this name is very pretty. My future daughter will be called Winona.
-- meemeeandmama  11/22/2011
My grandmother was originally named Charlotte, when she was a toddler her mother got annoyed that everyone called her Lottie so she changed her name to Winona. My grandmother was named Winona Wanda and she absolutely loathed it. She was known to everyone as Noni. I'm sure she would try to stop me but when I have a daughter I am going to name her Winona. It makes me happy to have the story to pass on. I think the name is so charming. I'm going to ditch the Wanda part though. : ) Winona Rose has a lovely ring to it.
-- nutmeg77  10/11/2012
The city of Winona, Minnesota was named after the daughter of Chief Wapasha III. It's kind of a legend around the town that she jumped off of one of the surrounding bluffs after she fell in love with a white man and her father disapproved.
-- CloudsAreFluffie  3/8/2013
There's a shoegaze song by Drop Nineteens called "Winona".
-- lightfromadeadstar  3/28/2014

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