Name: Wendy

Origin and Meaning of the Name Wendy

  • Meaning:
    Friend
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (WEN dee)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Wendy)
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Miscellaneous Info for Wendy

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Author J.M. Barrie created the name Wendy for "Peter Pan." Wendy is meant to serve as the word "friend", and inspired by childish lisps. Wendy is sometimes thought to be a nickname for Gwendoline.

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