a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “peaceful friend.” Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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masc. proper name, from Old English Winfrið, literally "friend of peace," from wine "friend" (related to winnan "to strive, struggle, fight;" see win) + friðu "peace" (see free)

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