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Gender: F Origin of Winter: Word name Winter's Popularity in 2015: #549

Fresher, brisker and, yes, cooler than Summer or Autumn or Spring, Winter is now a full-fledged female choice, especially since Nicole Richie and Joel Madden used it for daughter Harlow's middle name, and Gretchen Mol picked it as her daughter's first, as did media mogul Sean Parker. Winter continues to be the preferred spelling and has risen in popularity significantly over the past few years.

Although Winter entered the U.S. Top 1000 in 1978, it was been used as a first name as early as the seventeenth century.

Some interesting international words for winter: Aeneva (Cheyenne, Native American), Cole (Chinook, Native American), Hima (Sanskrit), Jara (Hindi), Saradi (Hindi), Vandi (Kashmiri), Zaya (Old Persian) and Zima (Russian, Bulgarian).

Famous People Named Winter

Winter (born Katarina Leigh Waters), American pro wrestler
Winter Ave Zoli, American actress
Winter Morgan Williams (b. 2011), daughter of actress Gretchen Mol and director Tod Williams
Winter Victoria Parker (2013), daughter of social media mogul Sean Parker

Pop Culture References for the name Winter

Winter, dolphin in movie "Dolphin Tale"
Princess Winter, character in Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles

Wynter, Wintr, Wintar