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The Name Winston - Origin and Meaning of Winston
  



The Name Winston - Origin and Meaning of Winston


Gender

Masculine

Origin of the Name Winston

Old English

Usage of the Name Winston

English

Meaning of the Name Winston

The name Winston comes from a surname, which is derived from a place name meaning "joyful settlement" in Old English.

Famous Bearers

Bearers of the name include Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965), an English statesman and author who won the 1953 Nobel Prize in Literature for his books on English and world history; Winston Fitzgerald (1914 - 1987), a Canadian fiddler.
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