Origin of the name Wendy
Wendy is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a girl (female) name.
People having the name Wendy are in general originating from France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America.
For another variant of the name Wendy across the world, see Wanda.
Name meaning of Wendy
- White skinned
- Name Number: 8
- Interpretation: Outer, Body, Physical, Ambition, Power, Progress, Career, Success, Respect, Fame, Means, Karma
History and Related Information
English: invented by J. M. Barrie for the ‘little mother’ in his play Peter Pan (1904). He took it from the nickname Fwendy-Wendy (i.e. ‘friend’) used for him by a child acquaintance, Margaret Henley. It has achieved widespread popularity in its short lifespan.
Variant: Wendi (rare).
Popularity of the given name
The name Wendy is ranked on the 186ᵗʰ position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 1436200 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.043% of the population.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given this name for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
The name Wendy has five characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
Name Day Calendar
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