Winston name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Winston mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Winston

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 people from the United States and India agree the name Winston is of English origin and means "Joyful stone".
  2. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Winston is of English origin and means "Winner, winner of men, wins, victorious".
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International Interest
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Originally only a place name, then also a family name, later also a given name in the Churchill family. Likely from Old English wine (“friend”) +‎ stān (“stone”), or from wines (“friend's”) +‎ tun (“town”).

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

Notable Persons Named Winston

Notable Persons Named Winston

Sir Winston Churchill

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

Winston Marshall

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 .

Winston Chao

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.

Peter Tosh

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.

Winston Graham

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

Winston Reid

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

Notable Persons With the Last Name Winston

Jameis Winston

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

Stan Winston

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.

Harry Winston

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.

The Lord Winston

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

George Winston

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.

Piney Winston

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.


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

  • What name lists does Winston rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Winston? Winston is the 1,462nd 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 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 28,221 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 2019 with a total of 856 babies.
  • Random Winston Factoid: According to the 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Winston ranks 73rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 5 babies in Vermont have the same name in 1913.
  • Weird things about the name Winston: The name spelled backwards is Notsniw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Otnswni. 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.
  • Winston name meaning

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