Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. WEHN-dee  [key·IPA]

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, blessed". The name only became common after Barrie's play ran.

Related Names

VariantsWendi, Wenda
User SubmissionWendy

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Entry updated June 9, 2023