Of English origin.
Derives from the English surname Winton, meaning “friend’s settlement”.
Associated with the Old English word “wine”, meaning friend.
Famous bearers are musicians Wynton Marsalis and Wynton Kelly.
American trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis is an internationally acclaimed musician, awarded nine Grammies and a Pulitzer Prize for Music.
He has made a great impact on music and is the first jazz artist who not only performed but also composed across the whole jazz spectrum.
Marsalis is also a music educator. After being invited by Harvard University, he created a six lecture series about American music.