The name Wendy is a girl's name of English origin. Wendy is ranked #969 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Baby Girl Names Ending in Y and discussed in our forums with posts like "How many ____s do you know?".
From the experts:
Wendy was invented by Sir James Barrie in 1904 for the big sister charater in his play Peter Pan; he supposedly took it from the nickname Fwendy-Wendy that he was called by a young girl acquaintance. Wendy's heyday was once upon a time; it's now seen as bouncy and peppy—the perfect babysitter (or mom) name. It currently ranks at Number 854, a bit of a bump from its all time low of Number 936 in 2015.
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