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Unity (F)>

Unity (female)

Lesser Synonym(s):Una (F) Winifred (F)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
Private communication [JL4]

English, much used in Puritan England, being a deirable social characteristic.

ONC suggests that Unity is a "kind of Anglicization" of Una but this is appears to be far from certain so we have classified the two names as Lesser Synonyms.

A correspondent [JL<sup>4</sup>] reports a case where a Catholic woman married as Winnifred [sic] thereafter uses the name Unity.  This suggests that the cross connection between Unity, Una/Oona and Winifred might be stronger than we have assumed though it might be confined to Catholic families.