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Gender: Female Meaning of Wednesday: "Woden's day" Origin of Wednesday: English

The name Wednesday is a girl's name of English origin meaning "Woden's day". Wednesday and is often added to lists like Attitude Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Outlandish this-or-that [girls]".

From the experts:

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."

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Famous People Named Wednesday

Wendy "Wednesday" Martin, American author and cultural critic
Wednesday Mourning, American model and TV personality ("Oddities: San Francisco")

Pop Culture References for the name Wednesday

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

Comments

Eliane Says:

2017-12-25T09:01:40

Well then Native speakers are worse at orthography than me because that's such a basic word and if people can't spell that right I'm sorry for them.

aleerakate Says:

2017-05-19T13:32:56

I think of all the 'days' this is the most usable, even more so than Sunday. I know a girl whose nickname is Daya, her full name wasn't Wednesday, but I definitely think it could work as a pretty and very functional nickname for this.

CookieCrumbs Says:

2017-05-02T08:14:16

I love this name (I was born on a Wednesday), but the Addams' Family reference makes it unusable for my purposes, unfortunately.

georgiaxox Says:

2017-04-24T09:48:36

My youngest daughter is called Wednesday, her siblings and friends call her "Wens" for short

ladimon Says:

2017-01-19T17:24:34

People name their kids Sunday, Summer, Autumn, May, June, and April all the time- so I don't think this name should be considered weird or even unusable.

RoddyThlayli Says:

2016-11-23T01:35:47

It might just be because I'm a huge fan of American Gods, but I find this quite masculine sounding.

She's a Killer Queen Says:

2016-10-06T01:10:20

It goes against everything I believe in regarding names, but I adore it!

Wittyusername103 Says:

2016-07-02T04:02:43

You could probably also get Wendy or Nessa if she wanted a nickname rather than to use her middle.

Yessica Says:

2016-01-14T04:01:11

How do you spell it again..?

alyssum Says:

2015-11-18T03:22:18

As a grown-up goth girl, I can't help but love this name. And whoever came up with the Ness/Nessa nickname is brilliant.

RoddyThlayli Says:

2015-09-09T11:28:47

Woden is the Anglo-Saxon form of Odin.

SparkleNinja18 Says:

2015-04-20T20:34:04

A huge GP of mine!

David Francisco Says:

2015-04-20T19:24:04

I named my daughter Wednesday. She is 16 moths old. So far it seems to really fit her. I am happy that I named her this.My wife and I said that when she gets older if she would rather go by her middle name that would be ok also, which is Bela.

GuineapigGirl15 Says:

2015-03-27T21:48:50

I prefer Sunday or Sundee over this, but it really isn't bad or rude,Like strawberry is so weird.

winnie Says:

2014-12-15T00:41:42

or winnie

dixiejane Says:

2014-11-07T14:11:43

I think this name is very pretty but when I was in middle school there was a girl named Wednesday and she got made fun of for it. :(

raevynstar Says:

2014-09-08T21:54:52

I like it, but if you're considering bestowing it on a child, than consider that it's on practically every "Commonly Misspelled Words" list that I've seen!

NamesNeeded Says:

2014-07-03T23:06:17

I really like this name. Love Wednesday Addams

Guest Says:

2014-07-03T22:44:05

I've heard it on a dog.

Nooshi Says:

2014-07-03T22:34:13

I know- I think it is wonderful, especially if you were born on that day. It has loads of great nn's too: Wendy, Wen, Ness, Nessa, Day, etc.

idkjustbrowsing Says:

2014-07-03T21:40:54

I quite like Wednesday. Certainly not a name that you hear everyday.