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What does Wanda mean?

Wanda Pronunciation of Wanda [wan-da] as a girls' name is pronounced WAHN-dah. It is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Wanda is "the tribe of the Vandals". The Vandals (or Wendlas) were an ancient Slavonic tribe whose destructive behavior led to the modern term "vandalism". Also possibly (Old German) "wanderer". Harpsichord player Wanda Landowska.

Associated with: modern.


Wanda has 15 variants: Vanda, Wahnda, Wandah, Wandie, Wandis, Wandy, Wannda, Wenda, Wendaline, Wendall, Wendeline, Wendy, Wohnda, Wonda and Wonnda.

Creative forms:
(female) Wannet, Wynda, ..

(male) Wande, Wanke, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wanda Nyah (W.N.), ..

How popular is Wanda?

Wanda is a very popular first name for females (#87 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#55732 out of 150436, Top 37%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Wanda reached its peak position of #50 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wanda name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Wanda outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Vanda, Wenda, Wendy (#936 from current records) and Wonda are the prominent varying forms of Wanda. Usage of these forms of Wanda was well-received in the 1970s (median #1246) and is now significantly reduced, with versions such as Wanda becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wanda, Vanda, Wenda, Wendy, Wonda in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Wanda and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Wanda is pronounced similarly to Anda, Andi, Andy, Annda, Enda, Inda, India, Indu, Indya, Wendee, Wendey, Wendi, Wendie, Wendye and Windy. Other recommended names are Amanda, Ananda, Blanda, Branda, Canada, Canda, Chanda, Cinda, Cynda, Dada, Darda, Deanda, Dianda, Gada, Garda, Hynda, Jada, Jaeda, Jayda, Lauda, Leanda, Lenda, Luanda, Mada, Magda, Maida, Manda, Nada, Nanda, Narda, Randa, Ronda, Sada, Saida, Sanda, Sayda, Shanda, Synda, Tada, Tadda, Valda, Varda, Vonda, Wahnna, Walda, Wallda, Waneta, Wanita, Wanna, Warda, Warna, Wava, Welda, Wilda, Wina, Wylda, Zada, Zanda, Zayda and Zenda. These names tend to be less frequently used than Wanda.

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