Wendy

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Female Female Name

Usage

Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish

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Origin and Meaning

1) Variant form of Wendi [1] [2] [3]

2) Fantasy name invented by the author J. M. Barrie for the "little mother" in the play "Peter Pan" (1904). He took it from the nickname Fwendy-Wendy (= 'friend') [4] [1]

Related Names

See Wendi

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Wendy
Genitive: Wendys
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Wendy
Genitive: Wendyn
Partitive: Wendyä
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Wendy
Genitive: Wendys
Sweden - Swedish

Further Information

Strongest Period of Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[5]
259 355 0 0
Norway Norway[6]
259 n.a. 0 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[7]
186 n.a. 2 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[8]
10 10 0 0
Finland Finland[9]
n.a. 112 0 0
  #: 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 Wendy.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  4. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  5. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  9. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi