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Origin of the name WINIFRED.
Etymology of the name WINIFRED.
Meaning of the baby name WINIFRED.

  

WINIFRED.  An English form of Welsh Gwenfrewi (q.v.), meaning "holy calm; fair peace." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).  Charnock derives it from Teutonic win-frid, "beloved protector." (Praenomina, Charnock, 1882).  This form is mostly used by the Welsh.  The Anglo-Saxon form is Winefred.  Usage:  America, England, Scotland, Wales.
    Winifred Holtby (d. 1935), was an English journalist and novelist.  Winifred Wagner (d. 1980), was an English-born Welsh woman married to Siegfried Wagner, son of Richard Wagner.  Winifred Phillips, an American composer. (Wiki)

    Winifred does not often occur in literature, but in John Crowne's drama of The Country Wit there is a Winnifride or Wynnifride Rash (spelt both ways in the play!)... (Girls' Christian Names, Swan, 1905).

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