What does Wanda mean?
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.
(female) Wannet, Wynda, ..
(male) Wande, Wanke, ..
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)
Shown below is the baby name history of Wanda for girls. Wanda reached its peak position of #50 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Vanda, Wenda, Wendy (#782 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.
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.