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Winter Origin and Meaning

The name Winter is a girl's name of English origin.

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). Here's a more complete look at winter baby names.

# 304 in the US

Winter Rank in US Top 1000

# 581 on Nameberry

Winter Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Winter Popularity

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Famous People Named Winter

  • Winterring name of Katarina Leigh Waters, American pro wrestler
  • Winter Ave ZoliAmerican 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
  • Winterstage name of Kim Min,jeong. member of Korean Idol group Aespa

Winter in Pop Culture

  • Winter Santiagamain character in "The Coldest Winter Ever" by Sister Soulja
  • Winterprincess character in Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles
  • Winter Schneecharacter in Web Series RWBY
  • Winter Andersoncharacter on TV's "American Horror Story: Cult"
  • Wintercharacter in the Star Wars: Legends series
  • Winterdolphin in movie "Dolphin Tale"
  • Dear Wintersong by AJR

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