Meaning and Origin of: Winton

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Teutonic : Valiant protector
  • Old English : From the friend's hill
  • English : Friend

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish and English : habitational name from any of various places called Winton. Those near Edinburgh and in North Yorkshire are named from the Old English byname or personal name Wine (meaning ‘friend’) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; one in former Westmorland (now Cumbria) probably has as its first element an Old English winn ‘pasture’; and one in Lancashire has Old English wiðigen ‘growing with willows’.