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

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."

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river_dweller Says:


GP of mine! Ness/Nessie would be a great nn!

Eliane Says:


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:


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:


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

georgiaxox Says:


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

ladimon Says:


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:


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:


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

Wittyusername103 Says:


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

Yessica Says:


How do you spell it again..?

alyssum Says:


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:


Woden is the Anglo-Saxon form of Odin.

SparkleNinja18 Says:


A huge GP of mine!

David Francisco Says:


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:


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

winnie Says:


or winnie

dixiejane Says:


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:


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:


I really like this name. Love Wednesday Addams

Guest Says:


I've heard it on a dog.

Nooshi Says:


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:


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