Wanda

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish

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Origin and Meaning

1) German name of uncertain origin and meaning

1a) Ancient Germanic wand = 'stem, trunk, stalk' (see VÖND) [1] [2]

1b) Maybe related to the ethnic term 'Wend' (see WENDEL) [3] [4] [5]

2) Polish name of unknown meaning [6] [5] [7]

3) Short form of Ovanda [8]

Related Names

Vanda
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Wanda
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

Combinations

For combinations see VÖND and WENDEL (name elements)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Wanda
Genitive: Wandas
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Wanda
Genitive: Wandan
Partitive: Wandaa
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Wanda
Genitive: Wandas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Wanda
Genitive: Wandas

Further Information

Strongest Period of Usage

Namesakes

  • Wanda Maria Heger (née von der Marwitz Hjort; 9 March 1921 – 27 January 2017), Norwegian social worker noted for her efforts to help Norwegian and other prisoners in Nazi concentration camps during World War II

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[9]
390 814 390 814 0 0
Norway Norway[10]
170
n.a.
170
n.a.
0
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[11]
138
n.a.
138
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[12]
n.a.
124
n.a.
124 0 0
Iceland Iceland[13]
8 27
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[14]
0 3
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Wanda.


References

  1. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  3. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  4. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  8. Judith Ahrholdt: Nordic Names - www.nordicnames.de (2004-2021).
  9. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  11. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  13. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  14. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/