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Wendy Name Popularity

How popular is the name Wendy? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 1,730 5 0.0005%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 1,334 8 0.0008%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 1,452 5 0.0005%
1935 1,240 9 0.0009%
1936 770 39 0.004%
1937 725 48 0.0049%
1938 592 91 0.0089%
1939 447 179 0.0176%
1940 429 209 0.0197%
1941 361 297 0.0264%
1942 319 428 0.0339%
1943 340 397 0.0304%
1944 328 394 0.0318%
1945 293 519 0.0426%
1946 265 710 0.0481%
1947 241 934 0.056%
1948 182 1,492 0.0935%
1949 122 2,592 0.1611%
1950 116 3,010 0.1869%
1951 110 3,335 0.1967%
1952 105 3,549 0.2033%
1953 110 3,612 0.2041%
1954 95 4,413 0.2414%
1955 90 4,950 0.2691%
1956 95 4,861 0.2574%
1957 101 4,697 0.2441%
1958 107 4,478 0.2369%
1959 83 5,711 0.3006%
1960 63 6,870 0.3626%
1961 61 7,148 0.3786%
1962 64 6,980 0.3802%
1963 60 7,336 0.4087%
1964 55 8,078 0.4589%
1965 39 10,480 0.6409%
1966 41 9,517 0.6095%
1967 32 11,223 0.7395%
1968 31 10,709 0.7132%
1969 29 10,624 0.6896%
1970 28 11,099 0.6974%
1971 29 10,063 0.6697%
1972 29 8,533 0.6265%
1973 29 7,813 0.6027%
1974 32 7,563 0.5819%
1975 33 7,474 0.5816%
1976 39 6,467 0.5018%
1977 49 5,763 0.4275%
1978 56 4,916 0.3657%
1979 64 4,499 0.3191%
1980 75 4,144 0.2834%
1981 90 3,610 0.2456%
1982 105 2,815 0.1884%
1983 126 2,382 0.1614%
1984 146 2,005 0.1348%
1985 160 1,765 0.1163%
1986 178 1,496 0.0991%
1987 201 1,330 0.0872%
1988 202 1,268 0.0814%
1989 198 1,308 0.0811%
1990 207 1,363 0.0822%
1991 216 1,326 0.0814%
1992 223 1,237 0.0775%
1993 221 1,226 0.0786%
1994 244 1,103 0.0719%
1995 267 1,001 0.0664%
1996 299 934 0.0624%
1997 321 869 0.0588%
1998 342 822 0.0549%
1999 340 857 0.0572%
2000 318 963 0.063%
2001 253 1,239 0.0822%
2002 262 1,181 0.0788%
2003 284 1,065 0.07%
2004 307 1,008 0.0661%
2005 346 875 0.0572%
2006 351 909 0.0581%
2007 373 840 0.0532%
2008 464 641 0.0415%
2009 497 567 0.0379%
2010 593 446 0.0309%
2011 670 369 0.0259%
2012 746 311 0.0218%
2013 693 344 0.0242%
2014 752 308 0.0211%
2015 906 233 0.016%
2016 840 265 0.0184%
2017 957 193 0.0138%
2018 918 208 0.0151%
2019 1,031 160 0.0118%

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Names Like Wendy

If you like Wendy, you’ll love these other names like Wendy.


What names are variants of Wendy?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Wendy.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Wenda

The tribe of the Vandals; friend

Slavic

Wendaline

The tribe of the Vandals; wanderer; friend

Slavic

Wendee

Fair one; white and smooth, soft; friend

Welsh

Wendeline

The tribe of the Vandals; friend

Slavic

Wendey

Friend

English

Wendi

Fair bow; blessed ring; friend

Welsh

Wendie

Fair one; white and smooth, soft; fair bow; blessed ring; friend

Welsh

Wendye

Friend

English

Windy

Friend

English


What names sound like Wendy?

If you like how Wendy sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Wendy.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Andy

Manly, virile

Greek

Jandy

God is gracious

Hebrew

Jenda

God is gracious

Hebrew

Wandy

The tribe of the Vandals

Slavic

Wonda

The tribe of the Vandals

Slavic


What names are similar to Wendy?

Find a name that’s like Wendy, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Guinevere

Fair one; white, smooth, soft

Welsh

Gwendolyn

Blessed ring

Welsh

Wanda

The tribe of the Vandals

Slavic

Wendell

Wanderer

German


Lists With Wendy

Find inspiration in these baby girl name lists featuring the name Wendy.


Siblings of Wendy

Mamas with kids named Wendy also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
William

A willing protector

German

2 Comments

  1. We think it’s a strong, classic name with a fun origin story – an uncommon nickname for Gwendolyn, popularized by the play Peter Pan around 1910. We think it’s a name that will grow with our baby.

  2. We love the name wendy and it goes good with William


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