Slavic or German"shepherdess; wanderer"
Wanda Origin and Meaning
The name Wanda is 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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Famous People Named Wanda
- Wandalegendary queen of the Poles
- Wanda LandowskaPolish,French harpsichordist
- Wanda RutkiewiczPolish mountain climber
- Wanda SykesAmerican comedian and actress
- Wanda Lavonne JacksonAmerican singer,songwriter
- Wanda De JesusAmerican actress
- Wanda HendrixAmerican actress
- Wanda VenthamBritish actress
- Wanda GagAmerican children's book writer and illustrator
- Wanda NaraArgentine TV personality
- Wanda E. BrunstetterAmerican romance novelist
Wanda in Pop Culture
- Wanda Marya Maximoff aka The Scarlet Witchcharacter in Marvel Comics
- Wanderer "Wanda" main character of "The Host" by Stephenie Meyer
- Wanda Goronskimain character in "Wanda," 1970 film
- Wanda Plenncharacter on TV's "Doogie Howser, M.D."
- Wandafairy on animated series "Fairly Odd Parents"
- Wanda Bellcharacter from TV's "Orange Is the New Black"
- Wandacharacter from movie "Dude, Where's My Car?"
- Wandacharacter on TV's "Hart of Dixie"
- Wayne and Wanda"Muppet Show" singing duo
- "A Fish Called Wanda" 1988 movie