Slavic or German
"shepherdess; wanderer"

Wanda Origin and Meaning

The name Wanda is a girl's name of Slavic origin meaning "shepherdess; wanderer".

Rarely heard, and when it is, usually attached to a witch. Historically, though, Wanda was a legendary eighth century queen of Poland, and in literature it is the central character of Ouida's eponymous novel Wanda. A musical namesake is the great Polish harpsichordist Wanda Landowska.

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Famous People Named Wanda

  • Wandalegendary queen of the Poles
  • Wanda LandowskaPolish,French harpsichordist
  • Wanda RutkiewiczPolish mountain climber
  • Wanda SykesAmerican comedian and actress
  • Wanda Lavonne JacksonAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Wanda De JesusAmerican actress
  • Wanda HendrixAmerican actress
  • Wanda VenthamBritish actress
  • Wanda GagAmerican children's book writer and illustrator
  • Wanda NaraArgentine TV personality
  • Wanda E. BrunstetterAmerican romance novelist

Wanda in Pop Culture

  • Wanda Marya Maximoff aka The Scarlet Witchcharacter in Marvel Comics
  • Wanderer "Wanda" main character of "The Host" by Stephenie Meyer
  • Wanda Goronskimain character in "Wanda," 1970 film
  • Wanda Plenncharacter on TV's "Doogie Howser, M.D."
  • Wandafairy on animated series "Fairly Odd Parents"
  • Wanda Bellcharacter from TV's "Orange Is the New Black"
  • Wandacharacter from movie "Dude, Where's My Car?"
  • Wandacharacter on TV's "Hart of Dixie"
  • Wayne and Wanda"Muppet Show" singing duo
  • "A Fish Called Wanda" 1988 movie