Gender: Female Meaning of Wanda: "shepherdess; wanderer" Origin of Wanda: Slavic or German

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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IcyRosey Says:


I absolutely love this name!!! If baby is a girl, her name will be Wanda Soleil!

josephinedagnall Says:


I associate this name with Wanda Seldon and Wanda Maximoff. Both positive namesakes!

ThatFireySparkle Says:


I absolutely love this name! It’s so timeless and it brings to mind a pretty and independent young woman! So stunning, and will never have another Wanda in their class!! An all around winner

LilySue Says:


I love Wonder as a nn

RoddyThlayli Says:


This will forever be the slightly eccentric lady who lives next door in Wishbone to me.