Given Name WENDY

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: WEN-dee   [details]

Meaning & History

In the case of the character from J. M. Barrie's play 'Peter Pan' (1904), it was created from the nickname fwendy "friend", given to the author by a young friend. However, the name was used prior to the play (rarely), in which case it could be related to the Welsh name GWENDOLEN and other names beginning with the element gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed". The name only became common after Barrie's play ran.

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VARIANTS: Wendi, Wenda
  United States
2016
  Canada (BC)
not
ranked
2015
  France
2015
  Mexico
2013
  Netherlands
not
ranked
2016