What does Wendy mean?
Wendy /wen-dy/ as a girls' 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.
(female) Wennet, Wyndy, ..
(male) Wenby, Wente, ..
How popular is Wendy?
Wendy is a very prominent first name for females (#115 out of 4276, Top 3%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#122534 out of 150436, Top 81%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name history of Wendy for girls. Wendy was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its highest position of #36 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, and is at #782 presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Guinevere (#1408 from current records), Windy, Wendie, Wendi, Wanda and Wenda are the prominent alternative forms of Wendy (#782 from current records) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Wendy reached its apex during the years 1970-1979 (median #1000) and is now much lower, with forms like Wendi going out of style.
Wendy▼ is alike in pronunciation to Anda, Andi▲, Andy, Annda, Enda, Inda, Indu, Indya, Wahnda, Wandah, Wandie, Wandy, Wannda, Wohnda, Wonda and Wonnda. Other suggested similar names are Bindy, Candy▼, Cindy▼, Cyndy, Hedy, Heidy, Jandy, Kandy, Lindy, Lundy, Lyndy, Mandy▼, Mindy▼, Randy, Sandy▼, Sindy, Syndy, Tandy, Welda, Winny and Zandy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Wendy.