"Woden's day"

Wednesday Origin and Meaning

The name Wednesday is a girl's name of English origin meaning "Woden's day".

Name made famous by the macabre character Wednesday – middle name: Friday – Addams is taken from the name of the day dedicated to the Anglo-Saxon god Woden, who relates to Mercury. Cartoonist author Charles Addams was said to choose the name because "Wednesday's child is full of woe."

Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint chose this super-quirky name for his daughter, born in 2020.

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Famous People Named Wednesday

  • Wendy "Wednesday" MartinAmerican author and cultural critic
  • Wednesday Mourningborn Jennifer Lee Smallwood, American model and TV personality ("Oddities: San Francisco")
  • Wednesday G. Grint (b 2020)daughter of Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome.

Wednesday in Pop Culture

  • Wednesday Addamsdaughter from "The Addams Family"
  • Wednesday Settmanone of the septuplets in 2017 film "What Happened to Monday" (AKA: "Seven Sisters")
  • Mr. Wednesdaythe personification of Odin in Neil Gaiman's book "American Gods"
  • "Wednesday's child is full of woe" nursery rhyme