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Wendy

Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

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Origin and Meaning of Wendy

User Submitted Origins

English
65%
American
13%
Scottish
3%
Mexican
3%
Fiction
3%
Latin
3%
Australian
3%
Spanish
3%
Native American
3%
Celtic
3%
African
3%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from India says the name Wendy is of American origin and means "Somebody with the most beautiful voice ever which can make anybody feel different emotions or somebody who was born to sing or somebody with god gifted talent in singing!!!".
  2. A user from Oregon, U.S. says the name Wendy is of Spanish origin and means "Born for God".
  3. According to a user from Namibia, the name Wendy means "Born on a wednesday".
  4. A submission from New Zealand says the name Wendy means "Someone who believes in everything" and is of English origin.
  5. According to a user from Ghana, the name Wendy is of American origin and means "True friend or Blessed ring".
  6. According to a user from Minnesota, U.S., the name Wendy is of Scottish origin and means "Wendy comes from Peter pan movie".
  7. A user from Texas, U.S. says the name Wendy is of English origin and means "Slender tree".
  8. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Wendy means "The wanderer".
  9. According to a user from Colombia, the name Wendy is of English origin and means "Wind".
  10. A submission from New Zealand says the name Wendy means "Friendly" and is of English origin.
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Wiktionary

Popularized by the character in J.M. Barrie's play, Peter Pan (1904) (though occasionally found earlier); the author explained that he got it from Fwendy-Wendy ("friend"), a nickname given to him by a child.

Alternatively, from a diminutive of the Welsh Gwendolen; or from Wendelin, a diminutive of Wendel.

  1. A female given name originating as a coinage.

Wendy was also found in the following language(s): Italian

Notable Persons Named Wendy

Notable Persons Named Wendy

Wendy Williams-Hunter

Wendy Williams-Hunter is a radio personality, television host, actress, producer, author, and comedian. She was most prominent from 1986 to present. Wendy was given the name Wendy Joan Williams on July 18th, 1964 in Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey.

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Wendie Malick

Wendie Malick is an actress. She was most active from 1978 to present. Wendie was given the name Wendy Malick on December 13th, 1950 in Buffalo, New York.

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Wendi McLendon-Covey

Wendi McLendon-Covey is an actress, comedienne, writer, and producer. Her ongoing career started in 2001. Wendi was given the name Wendy Anne McLendon on October 10th, 1969 in Bellflower, California, U.S.

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Wendy O. Williams

Her career lasted from 1978 to 1990. Wendy was given the name Wendy Orlean Williams on May 28th, 1949 in Webster, New York, United States. She died on April 6th, 1998.

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Wendy

Wendy is a singing and singer. Wendy was given the name Son Seung-wan on February 21st, 1994 in Seongbuk-dong.

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Wendy Richard

Wendy Richard was an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1960 to 2009. Wendy was given the name Wendy Emerton on July 20th, 1943 in Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom. She breathed her last breath on February 26th, 2009.

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  • Wendy Schaal
    Actress/voice Actress
  • Wendy Melvoin
    Musician
  • Wendy Wilson
    Singer
  • Wendy Crewson
    Actress
  • Wendy Davis
    Member of the Fort Worth City Council
  • Wendy Moira Angela Darling
    Fictional Character
  • Wendy Walsh
    Psychotherapist
  • Wendy Raquel Robinson
    Actress
  • Wendy Sherman
    Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
  • Wendy Mesley
    Broadcast Journalist
  • Wendy Williams
  • Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty
    Scientist
  • Wendy Yoshimura
    Painter
  • Wendy Phillips
    Actress

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wendy

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wendy

Wendy

Wendy is a singing and singer. Wendy was given the name Son Seung-wan on February 21st, 1994 in Seongbuk-dong.

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Goldie and Wendy

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Thomas Wendy

He passed away in 1560.

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Fun Facts about the name Wendy

  • What name lists does Wendy rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Wendy? Wendy is the 289th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Wendy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 262,125 babies born with the first name Wendy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wendy to occupy the territory of New Caledonia (France) with an estimated population of 259,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wendy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Wendy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wendy is Wednesday, May 2nd, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Wendy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wendy was in 1967 with a total of 11,222 babies. That's a lot of babies named Wendy!
  • Random Wendy Factoid: According to the 1962 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wendy ranks 84th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 122 babies in Virginia have the same name in 1962.
  • Weird things about the name Wendy: The name spelled backwards is Ydnew. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nydew. How do you pronounce that?
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