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Gender: F Origin of Wendy: Literary name Wendy's Popularity in 2013: #703

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Wendy was invented by Sir James Barrie in 1904 for the big sister charater in his play Peter Pan; he supposedly took it from the nickname Fwendy-Wendy that he was called by a young girl acquaintance. Wendy's heyday was once upon a time; it's now seen as bouncy and peppy -- the perfect babysitter (or mom) name.

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Famous People Named Wendy

Wendy Drennen, lead singer of American Christian rock band Fireflight
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Wendy Davis, American actress
Wendy Richard, English actress
Wendy Davis, American politician
Wendy Williams, American media personality, actress and author
Wendy Wilson, American singer of Wilson Phillips; sister of Carnie Wilson and daughter of Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson
Sister Wendy, Carmelite nun and art expert
Wendy Fitzwilliam, Trinidadian beauty queen, Miss Universe 1998, third African winner
Wendy Cheng aka XiaXue, Singaporean blogger
Wendy Turnbull, Australian tennis player
Wendy Hiller, English actress
Wendy Carlos, American composer
Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright
Wendy Crewson, Canadian actress

Pop Culture References for the Name Wendy

Wendy Moira Angela Darling, character in "Peter Pan"
Winifred Wendy Torrance, character in "The Shining"
Wendy Marvel, character in the anime "Fairy Tail"
Wendy, character in animated TV series "Gravity Falls"
Wendy's, American fast food chain
"Wendy and Lucy", 2008 film starring Michelle Williams

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