Name: Wanda

Origin and Meaning of the Name Wanda

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    (WAN dah)
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    English and Polish speaking countries
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    Of uncertain etymology, Wanda is generally believed to be of Germanic origin, perhaps from 'vond' (wand, stem, young tree) or from Wend, a term denoting a member of the old Slavic people who now live in an enclave south of Berlin.

    Author Ouida used this name in 1883 for the heroine of her novel "Wanda".

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