Given Name WINSTON

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: WIN-stən  [details]

Meaning & History

From a surname derived from an English place name, which was in turn derived from the Old English given name WYNNSTAN. A famous bearer was Winston Churchill (1874-1965), the British prime minister during World War II. This name was also borne by the fictional Winston Smith, the protagonist in George Orwell's 1949 novel '1984'.


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Entry updated January 10, 2017