Meaning:holy, blessed reconciliation, or joy and peace
Winifred is a girl's name is of Welsh and Old English origin, and means "holy, blessed reconciliation," or "joy and peace." Winifred, a martyred Welsh princess, is traditionally called the patron saint of virgins, giving its joyous meaning a tragic past. This name packs a lot into its three syllables—a vintage feel, and two adorable nicknames in Winnie and Freddie. You might also get witchy vibes that go against this name's happy meaning, thanks to Winifred Sanderson from Hocus Pocus. One thing is certain—baby Winifred will never be short on character.
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