Meaning and Origin of: Winston

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Joy stone, victory town
  • Anglo-Saxon : Battle stone

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from an Old English personal name composed of the elements wynn ‘joy’ + stān ‘stone’.
  • English : habitational name from any of various places called Winston or Winstone, from various Old English personal names + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, or, in the case of Winstone in Gloucestershire, Old English stān ‘stone’.
  • Americanized form of Jewish Weinstein.