Wendy

Origin/Usage
English
EDITOR LISTS
Disney Inspired
Pronunciation
WEN-dee
Meaning
Unclear

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We know that a real trip to the Neverland is near about impossible, but naming your daughter after one of the famous characters from “Peter Pan” is an excellent way to let your imagination take flight. Wendy was initially given to baby boys, but now it’s impossible not to think of the gentle and caring sister of Peter Pan who seeks out on an adventure with her brother. So you’ll get the best of both the worlds with this name.Wendy was most likely first used by J. M. Barrie, a Scottish author and the creator of Peter Pan. His friend Margaret Henley probably inspired him to invent the name Wendy due to Margaret's funny pronunciation. Later on, Barrie used the name in his Peter Pan story for the character of Wendy Darling. Some sources suggest that the name could also be a diminutive of Gwendolen, or Wanda.

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'Wendy' in Movies

Billions

Wendy Rhoades

Mom

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Ozark

Wendy Byrde

Mindhunter

Wendy Carr

The Shining (1980)

Wendy Torrance

The Sandlot (1993)

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Gravity Falls

Wendy Corduroy

Peter Pan (2003)

Wendy Darling

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