Wendy Origin and Meaning
The name Wendy is a girl's name of English origin.
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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Famous People Named Wendy
- Wendy MassAmerican novelist
- Wendy DavisAmerican actress
- Wendy Jean (Russell) DavisAmerican politician
- Wendy RichardEnglish actress
- Wendy Joan WilliamsAmerican TV personality
- Wendy WilsonAmerican singer of Wilson Phillips; sister of Carnie Wilson and daughter of Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson
- Wendy BeckettBritish nun and art historian
- Wendy FitzwilliamTrinidadian beauty queen, Miss Universe 1998, third African winner
- Wendy Cheng aka XiaXueSingaporean blogger
- Wendy TurnbullAustralian tennis player
- Wendy Drennenlead singer of American Christian rock band Fireflight
- Wendy Margaret HillerEnglish actress
- Wendy Carlos (born Walter Carlos)American composer
- Wendy WassersteinAmerican playwright
- Melinda Lou "Wendy" ThomasMorse, American namesake and spokeswoman for Wendy's restaurants
- Wendy Jane CrewsonCanadian actress
- Wendy McElroyCanadian feminist and magazine editor
- Wendy CopeEnglish poet
- Wendy BrownAmerican political scientist
- Wenda "Wendy" VereenAmerican sprinter
- Wendy BruceAmerican Olympic gymnast
- Wendystage name of Shon Seung,wan, Canadian,Korean singer of girl group Red Velvet
Wendy in Pop Culture
- Wendy Testaburgercharacter in "South Park"
- Wendy Beauchampcharacter in “Witches of East End” Lifetime TV Series
- Wendy Williamscharacter in "South Park"
- Wendy Moira Angela Darlingcharacter in J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan"
- Winifred "Wendy" Torrance character in "The Shining" by Stephen King
- Wendy Marvellcharacter in the anime "Fairy Tail"
- Wendy Corduroycharacter in animated TV series "Gravity Falls"
- Wendy Simmscharacter on TV's "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
- Wendycharacter on TV's "Into the Dark"
- "Wendy and Lucy" 2008 movie
- Wendy Christensencharacter in movie "Final Destination 3"
- "Wendy" song by The Beach Boys
- Wendy Luella Everlymain character in the "Trylle Trilogy" by Amanda Hocking
- Wendy'sAmerican fast food chain
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