Wendy

Pronunciation: we-hnde-e
Origin: United Kingdom
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Northern Europe

The name Wendy is a feminine name of English origin, derived from the Welsh name Gwendolyn. The name comprises two elements: "gwen," meaning 'white' or 'blessed,' and "dolen," meaning 'ring' or 'loop'. Wendy is also associated with the word "friend," as it was a nickname given to the author J.M. Barrie by a young friend. The name Wendy gained popularity after J.M. Barrie used it as a character in his 1904 play "Peter Pan". The character, Wendy Darling, was inspired by Margaret Henley, a child who called Barrie "my friendy" due to her inability to pronounce the word correctly. The name Wendy has since become a popular name in English-speaking countries, with its popularity attributed to the play "Peter Pan".

Wendy Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Wendy is currently #542 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Wendy is currently #289 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Wendy is currently #534 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Wendy is currently #288 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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