Gender: Female Meaning of Winona: "firstborn daughter" Origin of Winona: Sioux Indian

Winona Origin and Meaning

The name Winona is a girl's name of Sioux origin meaning "firstborn daughter".

Rode two rockets to fame, with actress Winona Ryder and singer Wynonna Judd.

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Pop Culture References for the name Winona

Winnie, Wanano, Wynona, Winonah, Wenona, Winoena, Winnona, Wynnona, Wenonah


renaissancetoni Says:


love this name, it’s something different, cute and strong and i love the nn winnie too :)

Miriam2468 Says:


I like it! I like how it's sorta cutesy, but not in a bad way. However, I wouldn't want the nickname Winnie or Nona.

FantasyandPrayer Says:


Love it

Blinkonekatietwo Says:


Yes, I agree! When I think of this name, I feel a distinct southern vibe which I really like. I also love how uncommon it is.

EW314 Says:


Unusual and so pretty, though I'm not a fan of Winnie personally. I love the idea of Nona as a nickname though!

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Gourgeous! But If I had to pick a nickname, I prefer Nona to Winnie.

lynn_wentworth Says:


I absolutely adore this name. Definitely on my list. It sounds so classic and elegant, but has the fun-childhood nickname Winnie!

Lilosh262 Says:


I love this name, it's really distinct and has a kind of southern charm to it, although idk if anyone feels that. Winnie really does make anything better, and so that's a plus. Thinking about Winona Mae...

Raffle Says:


I love this name and would definitely considering using it for DD number 1. Struggling to find a middle name thoughWinona Lily and Winona Rosette are so far in the lead

madmaddie Says:


I like it, and there's the possibility of the nn Winnie which makes anything better.