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Meaning and name origin

Wendy \we(n)-dy\ as a girl's name is pronounced WEN-dee. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Wendy is "friend". Literary: a created name for the heroine in James Barrie's "Peter Pan". Ballerina Wendy Whelan; playwright Wendy Wasserstein; actress Dame Wendy Hiller.


Wendy has 9 variant forms: Wenda, Wendaline, Wendee, Wendeline, Wendey, Wendi, Wendie, Wendye and Windy.

For more information, see also related girl names Gwendolyn, Wendell, Guinevere and Wanda.


Wendy is a very popular first name for females (#115 out of 4276, Top 3%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#76244 out of 88799, Top 86%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Wendy for girls. Wendy reached its highest rank of #37 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Wendy and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Gwendolyn (#420), Wendy (#782), Wanda, Windy and Wendi. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gwendolyn, Wendy, Wanda, Windy, Wendi in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gwendolyn, Wendy outside U.S.

Similar Names

Wendy is also pronounced similarly to Andy, Wandy and Wonda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Wendy.