[ 2 syll. wi-(n)(t)hrop, win-thr-op ] The baby boy name Winthrop is pronounced as WIHN-THRahP †. Winthrop is used chiefly in English and it is derived from Old English origins. The first name is derived from the English surname. The surname is itself from a place name, possibly Winthorpe in England, meaning 'Wine's village' in reference to the Old English personal name Wine. The surname is famous from a prominent 17th-century American family who could have come from this English town. John Winthrop (1587-1649) led a group of English Puritans to the New World in 1630 and became one of the first governors of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, while his son John Winthrop the Younger (1606-1676) was the colonial governor of Connecticut.
See also the related form, Wyn (English).
Winthrop is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the height of its usage in 1911, 0.006% of baby boys were named Winthrop. It ranked at #895 then. The baby name has since slipped in popularity, and is today of very modest use. Within all boy names in its group, Winthrop was nevertheless the most popular in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Winthrop include Winthrope, Wynthrope, Winthorp, and Wynthorp.
† Pronunciation for Winthrop: W as in "we (W.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; TH as in "theme (TH.IY.M)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; P as in "pea (P.IY)"