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PRONOUNCED: wə-KAHN-də (English)
Meaning & History
Used by J.K. Rowling in her 'Harry Potter' series of books as a personal name for a minor female character, perhaps due to its similarity to Wanda
, taken from the form of Wakan Tanka
used by the Omaha people. Wakan Tanka means "sacred, divine" in Sioux, and refers to their Great Spirit or Great Mystery conception.