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Winifred (F)>

Winifred (female)

Variants:Guinevra (F) Oona (F) Oonagh (F) Winanne (F)
Diminutive(s):Win (F) Wynne (F)
Pet Name(s):Freda (F) Freddie (F) Windy (F) Winnie (F)
Derivative of:Gwenfrewi (F)
Lesser Synonym(s):Una (F) Unity (F)
Can be spelt:Winnifred (F)
Source(s): English Parish Register
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG
Private communication [JL4]

Welsh and English, from Old English "friend of peace". It was derived from the Welsh name Gwenfrewi "holy reconciliation" and altered to adopt the Old English meaning.

Winifred is also used as an Anglicised form of the Irish Oonagh/Oona.  The English spelling is Una

There are a number of spelling variations which should all be returned by Soundex searches of official databases. In old documents the form Guinevra may be found, with appropriate Latin case endings.