Wendy

Wendy - A very unique female name



  Sep 17,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Wendy appeared on the charts for the first time in 1927 on position #2074. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Wendy and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Wendy? 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 Wendy. The baby girl name Wendy was given to 305 baby girls in 2012, ranking #774 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 4,634 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Wendy peaked in popularity 49 years ago in 1970 on position 28.



Famous with this name

Wendy Crewson
Wendy Lyon
Wendy Makkena


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Wendy is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Wendy is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #419 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,393.

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 Wendy is where you live.


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Wendy origin and meaning

Wendy is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Wendy, pop culture references for the name Wendy and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Wendy

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

Wanda / 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
2012774
2011681
2010601
2009504
2008472
2007376
2006354
2005347
2004308
2003284
2002262
2001253
2000318
1999340
1998342
1997320
1996298
1995267
1994244
1993221
1992223
1991216
1990207
1989199
1988202
1987201
1986178
1985160
1984146
1983126
1982105
198190
198075
197964
197856
197749
197639
197533
197432
197329
197229
197129
197028
196929
196831
196732
196641
196539
196455
196360
196264
196161
196063
195983
1958107
1957101
195695
195590
195495
1953110
1952105
1951110
1950116
1949122
1948182
1947241
1946265
1945293
1944329
1943341
1942320
1941362
1940431
1939452
1938601
1937742
1936788
19351327
19341799
19301456
19272074

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California419
Arkansas487
Connecticut509
Texas562
Alabama598
New York733
Illinois737
Washington761
Utah773
Wisconsin880
Virginia887
Tennessee908
Arizona960
New Jersey984
Colorado1014
Maryland1025
Georgia1043
North Carolina1047
Indiana1191
Michigan1390
Florida1393

Even more about Wendy


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 Wendy 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 Wendy?

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
1970
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Wendy
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 4,634
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1927
2012 births +305

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