Winthrop 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 Winthrop mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Winthrop

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International Interest
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  1. Any of a number of places in England, the United States of America, and elsewhere.
    1. A city in Arkansas.
    2. A community in Nottinghamshire, England.
    3. A city in Iowa.
    4. A town in Maine.
    5. A city in Massachusetts.
    6. A city in Minnesota.
    7. A village in Ontario.
    8. A town in Washington.
  2. A habitational surname​ from the English places.

Notable Persons Named Winthrop

Notable Persons Named Winthrop

Winthrop Rockefeller

Winthrop Rockefeller was a Governor of Arkansas. He was most prominent from 1967 to 1971. His military service ended in 1945. Winthrop was born on May 1st, 1912 in New York City. He died on February 22nd, 1973.

Winthrop Paul Rockefeller

Winthrop Paul Rockefeller was an office holder. Winthrop was born on September 17th, 1948. He died on July 16th, 2006.

Winthrop Rutherford

Winthrop was born on February 4th, 1862. He passed away on March 19th, 1944.

Winthrop W. Aldrich

Winthrop W. Aldrich was a banker and diplomat. Winthrop was born as the child of Nelson W. Aldrich on November 2nd, 1885 in Rhode Island, U.S. He passed away on February 25th, 1974.

Winthrop Niles Kellogg

Winthrop was born in 1898 in Mount Vernon, New York, U.S. He breathed his last breath on June 22nd, 1972.

Winthrop Murray Crane

Winthrop Murray Crane was a Governor of Massachusetts. His most notable accomplishments were from 1900 to 1903. Winthrop was born on April 23rd, 1853 in Dalton, Massachusetts. He breathed his last breath on October 2nd, 1920.

  • W. Nelson Francis
  • Winthrop Chandler
  • Winthrop E. Stone
    Office Holder
  • Winthrop Sargent Gilman
  • Winthrop W. Ketcham
    Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Winthrop M.. Daniels

Notable Persons With the Last Name Winthrop

Notable Persons With the Last Name Winthrop

John Winthrop

John Winthrop was a Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. John was born in Edwardstone, Suffolk, England. He passed away on March 26th, 1649.

Robert Charles Winthrop

Robert Charles Winthrop was a Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Robert was born on May 12th, 1809 in Boston. He died on November 16th, 1894.

Ethan Winthrop

Ethan Winthrop is a soap character.

Beekman Winthrop

Beekman Winthrop was a Governor of Puerto Rico. He was most active from 1904 to 1907. Beekman was born on September 18th, 1874 in Orange, New Jersey. He passed away on November 10th, 1940.

James Winthrop

James was born in 1752 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He died on September 26th, 1821.

Gwen Winthrop


Common first names for Winthrop

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Winthrop U.S.
  White 87.98% 64.26%
  African American 9.02% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.37% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Winthrop

People with the last name Winthrop are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Winthrop

  • How Popular is the name Winthrop? Winthrop is the 9,811th most popular name of all time. As a last name Winthrop was the 31,587th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Winthrop have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,172 babies born with the first name Winthrop in the United States. That's more than enough people named Winthrop to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Winthrop? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Winthrop first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Winthrop is Thursday, June 10th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Winthrop born? The highest recorded use of the first name Winthrop was in 1915 with a total of 48 babies.
  • Random Winthrop Factoid: According to the 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Winthrop ranks 100th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 5 babies in Connecticut have the same name in 1911.
  • Weird things about the name Winthrop: The name spelled backwards is Porhtniw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Otrwhnip. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Winthrop? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 732 people with the last name Winthrop.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Winthrop? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Winthrop as their last name since less than 1 person in 400k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Winthrop name meaning

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