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What does Wanda mean?

Wanda \wa(n)-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.


Variations

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


Popularity

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. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Wanda for girls. Wanda reached its peak position of #51 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Wanda name in U.S.

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

Wendy (#782 the previous year) is the only other prominent varying form of Wanda. Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.9425%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.109%, down 88.4%), with the versions Wanda and Wendy becoming less in vogue. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Wanda and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Wanda, Wendy 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, Annda, Enda, Inda, Wendi and Windy. Other recommended similar baby names are Canda, Manda, Nanda, Randa, Sanda, Walda, Waneta, Wanita, Wanna, Warda and Zanda. These names tend to be less frequently used than Wanda.

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