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Gender: Male Origin of Winter: Word name

The name Winter is a boy's name . Winter and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding Then Eliminating -- Girls Themed".

From the experts:

The girls have dibs on Spring, Summer, and Autumn, leaving this name evocative of snowy landscapes as the one possible seasonal choice for boys. And naturally, it's one of the most obvious names for winter babies.

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Famous People Named Winter

Pop Culture References for the name Winter

Winter is a season, from late December to late March in the northern hemisphere, or June-August in the Southern Hemisphere
Winter Warlock, character in the TV classic "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town"
Henry Winter, a brilliant but sociopathic college student in Donna Tartt's The Secret History
Winter Soldier (Bucky Barnes), Marvel character
Winter, the main character in the Line Webtoon, Winter Woods

Winters, Wynter, Wynters

Comments

cheesy-biscuit Says:

2018-09-06T17:39:36

Something about this is super attractive on a boy. I would have never thought of it this way but I love it?

indiefendi2 Says:

2017-06-22T00:30:43

I love it equally on a boy. It's unique.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:

2015-02-21T16:42:37

Summer is one letter away from the traditionaly masculine Sumner. In short, for a boy, Summer could definitely work! :)

AldabellaxWulfe Says:

2015-01-16T15:47:15

1) Phonetically speaking, Wyn(n) is a Welsh boy name whereas '-er' is a fairly standard masculine suffix. Yes, there is Summer and Esther and Jennifer and Amber to consider, but when you weigh those few feminine options up against the sheer mass of boy names, e.g. Cooper, Jasper, Hunter, Tucker, Asher, Casper Tyler, Alexander, Tanner, Oliver, Archer, etc. (which are all more modern and popular at the moment), femininity simply doesn't spring to mind.

2) Winter is bitter, cold, harsh and wholly unforgiving. In fact, the season itself is often seen to be one of death and decay - which, gender stereotypes aside, still doesn't exactly paint a picturesque view of femininity, realistic or otherwise.

3) "Winter is coming" is a catchphrase that is practically trademarked to the testosterone-charged Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire. So whenever I hear or see Winter; blood, gore, violence, politics and a touch of olde-world chauvenism spring to mind.

So, overall, while I don't object to it being used for girls, I just don't see the 'all girl' quality that others seem to. Which is why I personally am considering Winter for a future son.

AnonymousPerson Says:

2014-06-07T12:26:32

This name is definitely masculine to me, and very lovely. In fact, I might consider for a son in the future if it wasn't for the fact that there would be muddles over the fact that the name is now more popular for girls, and the poor boy might be teased.

Vespertinerose Says:

2014-05-03T08:09:49

The name sounds all girl to me. The meaning of the name even sounds all girl ,"rebirth of Spring," not to mention is does have a Disney princess vibe.