Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. WIN-frid  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "friend of peace" from the Old English elements wine "friend" and friþ "peace". This was the birth name of the 8th-century missionary Saint Boniface. It became rare after the Norman Conquest, though it was revived in the 19th century.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesWinfrið, Winfrith(Anglo-Saxon) Winfried(German) Winifrid(Germanic)



Entry updated December 7, 2022