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Wanda

Last Name
253
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Wanda mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Wanda

User Submitted Origins

Polish
47%
Hebrew
28%
English
22%
African American
3%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from South Africa says the name Wanda means "Traveler or Wanderer or Healer" and is of Polish origin.
  2. 4 people from New York, U.S. agree the name Wanda is of Polish / Slavic origin and means "Wanderer".
  3. According to 2 people from Uganda and the United States, the name Wanda means "Wonder".
  4. According to a user from Maryland, U.S., the name Wanda is of Hebrew origin and means "Healer".
  5. A submission from Canada says the name Wanda means "Magical One" and is of Hebrew origin.
  6. A user from Sri Lanka says the name Wanda means "Angel or Bearhead".
  7. A submission from South Africa says the name Wanda means "Additional or to add" and is of Xhosa origin.
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Wiktionary

From Polish Wanda, possibly derived from an ethnic term for “a Wend”.

  1. A female given name from Polish.

  1. A Bantu language of Tanzania.

    Wanda was also found in the following language(s): Polish

    Notable Persons Named Wanda

    Notable Persons Named Wanda

    Wanda Sykes

    Wanda Sykes is a comedian. Wanda was born on March 7th, 1964 in Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.

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    Wanda Ventham

    Wanda Ventham is an actress and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1956 to 1956. Wanda was born on August 5th, 1935 in Brighton, Sussex, England,.

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    Wanda Nara

    Wanda Nara is a model and reality personality. She was most active from 2005 to present. Wanda was born Wanda Nara in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Wanda is also known as Wan.

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    Wanda Jackson

    Wanda Jackson is a rockabilly, country music, and gospel music singer-songwriter. She plays Guitar, Piano, and Vocals. She was most prominent from 1954 to present. Wanda was given the name Wanda Lavonne Jackson on October 20th, 1937 in Maud, Oklahoma. Wanda is also known as The Queen of Rockabilly and The First Lady of Rockabilly.

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    Wanda De Jesus

    Wanda De Jesus is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present. Wanda was born on August 26th, 1958 in Manhattan, New York, U.S.

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    Beth Moore

    Beth Moore is an evangelism, author, evangelist, and bible teacher. She holds the title Founder and Living Proof Ministries. She was most active from 1978 to present. Beth was given the name Wanda Elizabeth Green on June 16th, 1957 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Beth is also known as Dr. Beth Moore.

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    • Wanda Hendrix
      Actress
    • Wanda Rutkiewicz
      Mountaineering
    • Lio
      Singing
    • Maria Howell
      Actress
    • Wanda Hazel Gág
      Writer
    • Wanda Curtis
    • Wanda Young
      Singing
    • Wanda Austin
    • Wanda J. Orlikowski
      Scientist
    • Wanda Hawley
      Actor
    • Wanda Pilsudska
    • Wanda Gertz
      Military Person
    • Wanda Wilkomirska
    • Wanda Koop
      Artist

    Common last names for Wanda

    • Smith
    • Johnson
    • Jones
    • Williams
    • Brown
    • Davis
    • Miller
    • Wilson
    • Moore
    • Thompson
    • Taylor
    • Martin
    • White
    • Clark
    • Anderson
    • Jackson
    • Thomas
    • King
    • Harris

    Common first names for Wanda

    • John
    • Michael
    • Anna

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Wanda U.S.
      White 71.94% 64.26%
      African American 14.23% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 10.28% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 1.98% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Wanda

    People with the last name Wanda are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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    Fun Facts about the name Wanda

  1. What name lists does Wanda rank for?
  2. How Popular is the name Wanda? Wanda is the 266th most popular name of all time. As a last name Wanda was the 76,029th most popular name in 2010.
  3. How many people with the first name Wanda have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 282,036 babies born with the first name Wanda in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wanda to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  4. What year were 5 or more babies first named Wanda? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  5. When was Wanda first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wanda is Friday, October 13th, 1871.
  6. What year had the most people named Wanda born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wanda was in 1957 with a total of 7,710 babies. That's a lot of babies named Wanda!
  7. Random Wanda Factoid: According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wanda ranks 36th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 26 babies in New Mexico have the same name in 1927.
  8. Weird things about the name Wanda: The name spelled backwards is Adnaw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Aadwn. How do you pronounce that?
  9. How many people have the last name Wanda? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 253 people with the last name Wanda.
  10. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wanda? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Wanda as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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