Windsor Meaning and Origin

The name Windsor is a unisex name meaning “landing place with a windlass” and is of English origin. Windsor is a surname derived from a place name in England. The name “Windsor” originally referred to the town of Windsor in Berkshire, England, known for its historic castle. Over time, it became used as a surname and later adopted as a given name. The name “Windsor” gained significant recognition as the surname of the British royal family in the 20th century. In 1917, during World War I, King George V changed the royal family’s German-sounding surname, House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, to the House of Windsor to reflect their British identity. As a given name, Windsor carries a sense of nobility and regal associations due to its connection with the British royal family. It can be seen as a way to honor or pay tribute to the royal heritage or evoke a sense of grandeur and elegance. While traditionally more common as a surname, Windsor has also been used as a given name in recent years. 

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