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What does Wenda mean?

Wenda Pronunciation of Wenda [wen-da] as a girls' name is a Slavic and English name, and the name Wenda means "the tribe of the Vandals; friend". Wenda is an alternate form of Wanda (Slavic). Wenda is also a form of Wendy (English).


Wenda has 12 variants: Wahnda, Wandie, Wandy, Wendee, Wendey, Wendi, Wendie, Wendye, Windy, Wohnda, Wonda and Wonnda.

5 more relations via Wanda, Wendy: Vanda, Wandah, Wandis, Wannda and Wendall.

Creative forms:
(female) Wendra, Wenna, ..

(male) Wende, Wened, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wenda Royal (W.R.), ..

How popular is Wenda?

Wenda is an uncommon given name for women but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#149328 out of 150436, Top 99%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Wenda was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its apex position of #1775 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Vanda, Wanda, Wendi, Wendie, Wendy (#936 via latest list), Windy and Wonda are the prominent varying forms of Wenda appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Wohnda, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Wenda was more pronounced among parents during 1970-1979 (average #1125) and has become significantly lower since (#1867, 98.2% less usage), with versions such as Wendy becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wenda, Vanda, Wanda, Wendi, Wendie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wendy, Windy, Wonda in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Wenda is alike in pronunciation to Anda, Andi, Andy, Annda, Enda, Inda, India, Indu and Indya. Other recommended names are Aeeda, Beda, Brenda, Canda, Cinda, Cynda, Deanda, Gerda, Glenda, Gwenda, Heda, Hedda, Heida, Hinda, Hynda, Ieeda, Jenda, Kelda, Kenda, Leanda, Leda, Leida, Lenda, Leoda, Leonda, Leyda, Linda, Lynda, Manda, Meda, Minda, Nanda, Neda, Nedda, Nelda, Randa, Reda, Reeda, Reida, Ronda, Sanda, Selda, Synda, Veda, Veeda, Veida, Velda, Verda, Vonda, Walda, Wanna, Warda, Welda, Wellda, Wenona, Wilda, Wina, Wylda, Zanda, Zelda and Zenda. These names tend to be more commonly used than Wenda.

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