53%Rating
add to your listSave
Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. WIN-frid
[key]

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.
Other Languages & CulturesWinifrid(Ancient Germanic) Winfrith, Winfrið(Anglo-Saxon) Winfried(German)

Categories

Entry updated