Given Name WANDA

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: VAN-da (Polish, German), WAHN-də (English), WAHN-DA (French)   [details]

Meaning & History

Possibly from a Germanic name meaning "a Wend", referring to the Slavic people who inhabited eastern Germany. In Polish legends this was the name of the daughter of King Krak, the legendary founder of Krakow. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by the author Ouida, who used it for the heroine in her novel 'Wanda' (1883).

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fairies, Fairly Oddparents characters, Marvel characters
VARIANT: Vonda (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Lawanda (African American), Vanda (Czech), Vanda (Hungarian), Vanda (Italian), Vanda (Portuguese), Vanda (Slovak)
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