Wanda

Wanda - A very unique female name



  Mar 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Wanda, meaning shepherdess; wanderer, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #207. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Wanda and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Wanda? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Wanda. The baby girl name Wanda was given to 5 baby girls in 2005, ranking #5651 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 305,543 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Wanda peaked in popularity 85 years ago in 1934 on position 47.



Famous with this name

Boni Wanda
Wanda Moreno
Wanda Hendrix


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Wanda is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Wanda is currently topping the baby name charts in Indiana at position #1,140 - and is the least popular in Indiana at position #1,140.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Wanda is where you live.


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Wanda origin and meaning

Wanda is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means shepherdess; wanderer. To see famous people named Wanda, pop culture references for the name Wanda and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Wanda

We've found the following names that sound similar to Wanda, sorted by popularity.

Wendy / Wendi / Windy / Waneta / Wendie / Wonda / Wende / Wanita / Wanetta / Wauneta /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20055651
20032498
20022570
20002241
19991969
19982864
19973119
19961689
19951771
19941787
19931346
19921351
19911128
19901005
19891007
1988890
1987754
1986869
1985714
1984598
1983556
1982544
1981466
1980440
1979381
1978360
1977322
1976272
1975231
1974209
1973188
1972167
1971137
1970132
1969126
1968116
1967100
196684
196581
196481
196376
196277
196170
196066
195965
195866
195759
195661
195561
195458
195357
195254
195152
195052
194956
194857
194766
194659
194558
194458
194356
194254
194153
194052
193950
193849
193756
193656
193549
193447
193348
193253
193154
193056
192961
192863
192766
192666
192572
192474
192380
192292
1921102
1920116
1919131
1918129
1917140
1916137
1915154
1914164
1913169
1912178
1911183
1910207

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Indiana1140

Even more about Wanda


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Wanda a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Wanda?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1934
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Wanda
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 305,543
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2005 births +5

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