Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Winifred f. Welsh Gwenfrewi from Welsh gwen 'white' + an uncertain element, Latinized Winefrida.

The name of a 7th C Welsh saint.

England
Early Modern English
1556 Winefrid StAnthonlin p. 11, Winifrid ibid. p. 11; 1558 Winefrid ibid. p. 12; 1562 Wenefred Redruth-Co p. 6; 1563 Wenefred ibid. p. 6, Winifrid StAnthonlin p. 16; 1564 Wenefred Redruth-Co p. 6; 1565 Winefrid StAnthonlin p. 17, Winifrid ibid. p. 18; 1567 Winefrid ibid. p. 19, Winifrid ibid. p. 19; 1571 Wrinyfrid DEmar-vol1 p. 82; 1572 Winifride CAmar-vol1 p. 2; 1573 Winifrid StAnthonlin p. 23; 1574 Winefrid ibid. p. 24; 1575 Wynfred BEmar-vol2 p. 129; 1578 Winithrid StAnthonlin p. 27; 1581 Winfrid BUmar-vol2 p. 117, Winifred StAnthonlin p. 28, Winifrid ibid. p. 28; 1586 Winifred BUmar-vol2 p. 64, DEmar-vol2 p. 12; 1587 Winifred StAnthonlin p. 32; 1589 Winifred BUmar-vol2 p. 65; 1591? Winifred HAmar-vol9 p. 116; 1598 Winifred DEmar-vol2 p. 37; 1599 Wenefryd BUmar-vol1 p. 27
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Winifred". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Winifred.