Winston

First Name
26k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
22k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Winston

"Winston" is a name of English origin, and it means "From Wina's town". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary

Originally only a place name, then also a family name, later also a given name in the Churchill family. Maybe from Old English wine (“friend”) + Old English stān (“stone”).

  1. A village in County Durham.
  2. A male given name derived from the place name.
  3. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Winston

Sir Winston Churchill is an office holder. His military service ended in 1900.

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Winston Marshall is a folk rock and indie folk musician. He plays Vocals, banjo, bass guitar, electric guitar, guitar, dobro, and Backing vocalist. His most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Winston was given the name Winston Aubrey Aladar Marshall .

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Winston Chao is an actor. He has been prominent since 1993. Winston was born on June 9th, 1960 in Taiwan. Winston is also known as Chao and Wen Hsuan.

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Peter Tosh was a reggae, ska, rocksteady, rhythm, and blues musician. He plays Guitar, vocals, keyboards, melodica, percussions, drums, violin, and Gibson Les Paul Doublecut. His career lasted from 1961 to 1987. Peter was given the name Winston Hubert McIntosh on October 19th, 1944 in Grange Hill, Jamaica. Peter is also known as Stepping Razor. He left this life on September 11th, 1987.

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Winston Graham was a writer. Winston was born on June 30th, 1908 in Victoria Park, Manchester, England. He died on July 10th, 2003.

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Winston Reid is a soccer player for the West Ham United F.C., FC Midtjylland, Denmark national under-19 football team, and Denmark national under-21 football team. Winston was born on July 3rd, 1988 in North Shore City.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Winston

Jameis Winston is a football player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jameis was born on January 6th, 1994 in Bessemer, Alabama.

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Stan Winston was a special make-up effects creator, prosthetic makeup, and special make-up effectscreator. He was most prominent from 1972 to 2008. Stan was born on April 7th, 1946 in Arlington County, Virginia. He passed away on June 15th, 2008.

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Harry Winston was a jeweler and jewellery. He was most prominent from 1908 to 1978. Harry was born on March 1st, 1896. He died on December 28th, 1978.

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The Lord Winston is a politician. He holds the title Robert Winston's voice. The was born on July 15th, 1940.

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George Winston is a new-age music, neoclassical new-age music, jazz, and folk music musician. He plays Piano, Acoustic guitar, and Harmonica. He has been prominent since 1972.

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Piney Winston is a founding member of the sons of anarchy motorcycle club, mechanic, retired marine, sons of anarchy motorcycle club, and united states marine corps.

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How popular is the baby name Winston in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 0 5
1883 6 0 6
1884 5 0 5
1886 8 0 8
1887 6 0 6
1888 5 0 5
1889 7 0 7
1890 6 0 6
1891 5 0 5
1892 8 0 8
1893 8 0 8
1894 7 0 7
1895 7 0 7
1896 12 0 12
1897 11 0 11
1898 17 0 17
1899 9 0 9
1900 13 0 13
1901 12 0 12
1902 11 0 11
1903 13 0 13
1904 14 0 14
1905 20 0 20
1906 20 0 20
1907 21 0 21
1908 36 0 36
1909 35 0 35
1910 20 0 20
1911 35 0 35
1912 95 0 95
1913 92 0 92
1914 163 5 158
1915 197 0 197
1916 199 5 194
1917 207 0 207
1918 228 6 222
1919 208 0 208
1920 216 5 211
1921 289 0 289
1922 257 0 257
1923 213 0 213
1924 262 0 262
1925 229 5 224
1926 235 5 230
1927 237 0 237
1928 206 0 206
1929 201 0 201
1930 200 0 200
1931 182 5 177
1932 209 0 209
1933 187 5 182
1934 197 0 197
1935 175 0 175
1936 175 0 175
1937 194 0 194
1938 175 0 175
1939 180 6 174
1940 337 7 330
1941 541 0 541
1942 524 0 524
1943 547 0 547
1944 375 5 370
1945 271 0 271
1946 278 7 271
1947 275 0 275
1948 288 0 288
1949 267 0 267
1950 290 0 290
1951 251 0 251
1952 262 0 262
1953 268 6 262
1954 272 0 272
1955 283 0 283
1956 269 0 269
1957 257 0 257
1958 194 0 194
1959 197 0 197
1960 192 0 192
1961 206 0 206
1962 177 0 177
1963 208 0 208
1964 199 0 199
1965 233 0 233
1966 208 0 208
1967 192 6 186
1968 162 0 162
1969 192 0 192
1970 180 0 180
1971 208 0 208
1972 162 0 162
1973 160 0 160
1974 145 0 145
1975 160 0 160
1976 149 0 149
1977 181 0 181
1978 172 0 172
1979 154 0 154
1980 177 0 177
1981 179 0 179
1982 176 0 176
1983 152 0 152
1984 185 0 185
1985 231 8 223
1986 192 0 192
1987 228 6 222
1988 226 0 226
1989 253 0 253
1990 282 0 282
1991 290 0 290
1992 278 0 278
1993 255 0 255
1994 244 0 244
1995 243 0 243
1996 247 0 247
1997 206 0 206
1998 210 0 210
1999 264 0 264
2000 249 0 249
2001 213 0 213
2002 218 0 218
2003 196 0 196
2004 215 0 215
2005 244 0 244
2006 225 0 225
2007 239 0 239
2008 270 0 270
2009 270 0 270
2010 237 0 237
2011 305 0 305
2012 399 0 399
2013 393 0 393
2014 516 0 516
2015 548 0 548
2016 645 0 645

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Popularity of Winston as a first name

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Popularity of Winston as a last name

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Common last names for Winston

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Walker
  • White
  • Clark
  • Churchill
  • Harris
  • Jackson
  • Scott
  • Hall

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Winston U.S.
  White 30.30% 64.26%
  African American 62.66% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.28% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.65% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.38% 16.26%

Of Last Name Winston

People with the last name Winston are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Winston

  • How Popular is the name Winston? Winston is the 1,471st most popular name of all time. As a last name Winston was the 1,662nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Winston have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 25,776 babies born with the first name Winston in the United States. That's more than enough people named Winston to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Winston? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Winston first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Winston is Friday, August 15th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Winston born? The highest recorded use of the first name Winston was in 2016 with a total of 645 babies.
  • Random Winston Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Winston ranks 102nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 6 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1918.
  • Weird things about the name Winston: Your name in reverse order is Notsniw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tisnnow. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Winston? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 21,667 people with the last name Winston.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Winston? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Winston as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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