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 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).
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).