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Gender: Female Meaning of Winslet: "Wynn's channel or stream" Origin of Winslet: English surname and place-name

The name Winslet is a girl's name meaning "Wynn's channel or stream". Winslet and is often added to lists like Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

Winslet is one of a legion of surnames newly considered fair game as first names. The inspiration may be British star Kate, but she's not the only reason parents are attracted to Winslet, one of those British girl names that sounds at once classy and winning. Yet be warned that if you choose this, people will forever assume you are major fans of the actress. Other Win- beginning names up for new consideration: Winslow, Winston, Wynton, Winifred and Winnie, along with just plain Win or Wyn or Wynn.

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Famous People Named Winslet

Kate Winslet, an English actress

Pop Culture References for the name Winslet


connor Says:


Why is this name only meant or girls?

Wittyusername103 Says:


Lettie could be cute too.

noro226 Says:


I would use Winnie as a nickname!

autumnreverie Says:


It's pretty in theory.

bhdoring Says:


What are you using as her nickname? This is the top name for my daughter. A lot of people seem to be taken back when I tell them. Have you ran into that? Also, what did you use as a middle name?

Jenniln Says:


We named our daughter Winslet and very few people comment on Kate Winslet :)

kpearl8 Says:


I probably wouldn't use it because of the association, but I really love it otherwise :(

_NorthStar_ Says:


I adore this name right now. Its gorgeous in every way. Utterly romantic and sophisticated at once. A winner, pun intended. :)

Alicia1 Says:


I think this is such a pretty name, it does bring to mind Kate Winslet. It is so darling though!

faithnamer Says:


I'm afraid that this would be too tied to Kate, but it is an awfully cute name! :)

rabia_chrisden Says:


I really love this name! I am sort of a fan of Kate Winslet so there's that. I also like the Winslette variation as well.