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

The name Winona is a girl's name of Sioux origin meaning "firstborn daughter". Winona and is often added to lists like American Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

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

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Famous People Named Winona

Winona Ryder (born Winona Laura Horowitz), American actress
Winona LaDuke, American Indian activist
Winona Sammon, birth name of Peggy Shannon, American actress
Winona Kapuailohiamanonokalani Desha Beamer, American hula dancer

Pop Culture References for the name Winona

Winona or Wenonah, legendary Dakota Sioux girl said to have leaped to her death from Maiden Rock, Wisconsin, USA
Winona Hawkins, character on TV's "Justified"
Winona Kirk, mother of Captain James Kirk in the Star Trek series
Winona, character on an episode of TV's "Seinfeld"
Winona, flying-type gym leader in the Pokemon games and anime
"She's My Winona," a song by Fall Out Boy
Winona, Minnesota, USA
Winona Meadows, character in the Addicted Series
Wynonna Earp, title character in TV show Wynonna Earp

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