Name: Winston

Origin and Meaning of the Name Winston

  • Meaning:
    Joy stone; Win-'s settlement
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    (WIN stun)
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    English speaking countries
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    Winston was the first name of British prime minister Winston Churchill. His ancestor - John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough's father was named Winston, as it was the maiden name of this Winston Churchill's mother, Sarah Winston.

    Other Winstons of note include New Zealand politician Winston Peters and Winston Smith, the main character in George Orwell's novel '1984'.

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