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

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
Wendy Mass, American novelist
Wendy Davis, American actress
Wendy Davis (born Wendy Jean Russell), American politician
Wendy Richard, English actress
Wendy Williams, American TV personality
Wendy Wilson, American singer of Wilson Phillips; sister of Carnie Wilson and daughter of Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson
Sister Wendy Beckett, British nun and art historian
Wendy Fitzwilliam, Trinidadian beauty queen, Miss Universe 1998, third African winner
Wendy Cheng aka XiaXue, Singaporean blogger
Wendy Turnbull, Australian tennis player
Wendy Margaret Hiller, English actress
Wendy Carlos (born Walter Carlos), American composer
Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright
Wendy Jane Crewson, Canadian actress
Wendy McElroy, Canadian feminist and magazine editor
Wendy Cope, English poet
Wendy Bruce, U.S. Olympic gymnast

Pop Culture References for the Name Wendy

Wendy Moira Angela Darling, character in J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan"
Winifred Wendy Torrance, character in book/movie "The Shining"
Wendy Marvel, character in the anime "Fairy Tail"
Wendy, character in animated TV series "Gravity Falls"
"Wendy and Lucy", 2008 movie
Wendy Christensen, character in movie "Final Destination 3"
"Wendy," song by The Beach Boys
Wendy Everly, character in the Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking
Wendy's, American fast food chain

Wenda, Wendaline, Wende, Wendee, Wendeline, Wendey, Wendi, Wendie, Wendye, Windy, Wuendy

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