[ 2 syll. wi-(n)nie, win-n-ie ] The baby girl name Winnie is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced WIHN-iy- †. Winnie's origin is Old English and Celtic, and its use, English, German, and Welsh.
Winnie is an English familiar form of the English and German Edwina.
Winnie is also a familiar form of the English, German, and Welsh Winifred.
Winnie is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1901, 0.086% of baby girls were named Winnie. It was #190 in rank then. The baby name has seen a marked decline in frequency since then, and is used only on a very light scale now. Within all girl names in its family, Winnie was nevertheless the most regularly used in 2018. Winnie has in the last century been primarily given to baby girls.
† Pronunciation for Winnie: W as in "we (W.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
A famous person named Winnie is Literary Hero, Winnie the Pooh, born 1924.