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Origin and popularity of the name WYNN

Origin

Wynn : 1: English: from a Middle English survival of the Old English word wine ‘friend’. There was also an Old English personal name Wine derived from this word which may have given rise to the surname. It is supported by the variety of surnames that evidently originated in patronymic or diminutive forms of this name such as Winson.2: Welsh: from gwyn ‘fair white’ also used as a personal name. See also Gwin.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England
FNI : The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names of Ireland, ©2021 Kay Muhr and Liam Ó hAisibéil

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    Variants of name WYNN

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