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Wendy 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 names Gwendolyn, Wendell, Guinevere and Wanda.
Baby names that sound like Wendy are Wandy, Andy, Jenda, Jandy and Wonda.
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Popularity of Wendy
Wendy is a very popular first name for women (#115 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#76244 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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