Gender Feminine
Usage Welsh, English
Pronounced Pron. WIN-ə-frid(English)

Meaning & History

Anglicized form of GWENFREWI, the spelling altered by association with WINFRED. It became used in England in the 16th century.

Related Names

VariantsGwenfrewi, Winnifred(Welsh) Winnifred(English)
DiminutivesFreda, Freddie, Winnie(English)


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Entry updated January 22, 2019