Meaning and name origin
Wanda \wa(n)-da\ as a girl's 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.
Wanda is a very popular first name for females (#87 out of 4276, Top 2%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#59253 out of 88799, Top 67%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Wanda for girls. Wanda reached its highest rank of #51 in the U.S. in 1930-1939. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Wanda and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Wendy (#782) and Wanda. (2014 statistics).
Wanda▼ is also pronounced similarly to Anda, Annda, Enda, Inda, Wendi▼ and Windy. Other suggested similar baby names are Canda, Manda▼, Nanda, Randa, Sanda, Walda, Waneta, Wanita, Wanna, Warda and Zanda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Wanda.