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Gender: Male Meaning of Winthrop: "friend's village" Origin of Winthrop: English

The name Winthrop is a boy's name of English origin meaning "friend's village". Winthrop and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Friend or Friendly and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

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Famous People Named Winthrop

Winthrop Aldrich Rockefeller, American politician; 37th Governor of Arkansas
Winthrop Paul "Win" Rockefeller, American politician; 13th Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas; son of Winthrop Rockefeller
Winthrop Niles Kellogg, American psychologist
Winthrop Williams Aldrich, American diplomat
Winthrop Ames, American theater director
Winthrop Smillie Boggs, American philatelist
Winthrop Gilman Brown, American diplomat
Winthrop Chandler, American painter
Winthrop More Daniels, American statesman and academic
Winthrop Murray Crane, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts
Winthrop Kellogg Edey, American actor and collector
Winthrop Sargent Gilman, American banker
Winthrop Graham, Jamaican hurdler
Winthrop Donaldson Jordan, American historian and author
Winthrop Welles Ketcham, U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania
Winthrop Hale "Ding" Palmer, American ice hockey player
Winthrop Mackworth Praed, English poet and politician
Winthrop Chanler Rutherfurd, American socialite
Winthrop Sargeant, American music critic, violinist
Winthrop Sargent, American patriot and politician
Winthrop Hiram Smith, American banker and businessman
Winthrop Hiram Smith, Jr., American banker
Winthrop Ellsworth Stone, American chemist and academic
John Winthrop, English Puritan leader of the Massachusetts Bay Colony

Pop Culture References for the name Winthrop

Winthrop Paroo, little boy in musical "The Music Man"
Winthrop Wortle, main character in comic strip "Winthrop" by Dick Cavalli