First name origin & meaning:
Old English: The field with the winding path
First name variations: Wyn, Wyndam
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from Wyndham in West Sussex, near
West Grinstead, probably named from an unattested Old English personal
name Winda + Old English hamm ‘water meadow’; or from
Wymondham in Leicestershire and Norfolk, named from the Old English
personal name Wīgmund (see Wyman) + Old English
hām ‘homestead’. The name de Wyndem is found in Westmorland
as early as 1284, and the surname may additionally derive from some
unidentified place in northern England.
- Irish (Connacht): Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Ó Gaoithín
‘descendant of Gaoithín’ (see Gahan).
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