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282k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Wanda

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Polish
  • Meaning: A slender, young tree
  • #254 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the name "Wanda" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 11 11 0
1881 6 6 0
1882 10 10 0
1883 5 5 0
1884 11 11 0
1885 12 12 0
1886 12 12 0
1887 29 29 0
1888 22 22 0
1889 25 25 0
1890 37 37 0
1891 47 47 0
1892 37 37 0
1893 59 59 0
1894 52 52 0
1895 62 62 0
1896 58 58 0
1897 83 83 0
1898 106 106 0
1899 85 85 0
1900 94 94 0
1901 81 81 0
1902 106 106 0
1903 134 134 0
1904 116 116 0
1905 125 125 0
1906 173 173 0
1907 200 200 0
1908 226 226 0
1909 272 272 0
1910 308 308 0
1911 380 380 0
1912 545 545 0
1913 687 687 0
1914 881 881 0
1915 1,233 1,233 0
1916 1,505 1,505 0
1917 1,551 1,545 6
1918 1,834 1,827 7
1919 1,823 1,823 0
1920 2,198 2,198 0
1921 2,746 2,737 9
1922 2,991 2,984 7 #92 girl name
1923 3,415 3,409 6 #80 girl name
1924 3,742 3,733 9 #74 girl name
1925 3,812 3,804 8 #72 girl name
1926 4,138 4,125 13 #66 girl name
1927 4,322 4,303 19 #66 girl name
1928 4,331 4,316 15 #63 girl name
1929 4,419 4,396 23 #61 girl name
1930 4,537 4,522 15 #56 girl name
1931 4,419 4,395 24 #54 girl name
1932 4,280 4,262 18 #52 girl name
1933 4,284 4,265 19 #48 girl name
1934 4,396 4,369 27 #47 girl name
1935 4,119 4,102 17 #49 girl name
1936 3,890 3,880 10 #56 girl name
1937 4,216 4,200 16 #55 girl name
1938 4,533 4,511 22 #49 girl name
1939 4,576 4,559 17 #50 girl name
1940 4,734 4,709 25 #52 girl name
1941 4,757 4,736 21 #53 girl name
1942 4,811 4,789 22 #54 girl name
1943 4,725 4,705 20 #56 girl name
1944 4,452 4,430 22 #58 girl name
1945 4,311 4,294 17 #58 girl name
1946 5,250 5,235 15 #59 girl name
1947 5,654 5,649 5 #66 girl name
1948 5,934 5,919 15 #57 girl name
1949 6,319 6,307 12 #56 girl name
1950 6,948 6,931 17 #52 girl name
1951 7,243 7,230 13 #52 girl name
1952 7,186 7,167 19 #54 girl name
1953 7,206 7,189 17 #57 girl name
1954 7,476 7,453 23 #58 girl name
1955 7,426 7,414 12 #61 girl name
1956 7,577 7,555 22 #61 girl name
1957 7,722 7,700 22 #59 girl name
1958 6,913 6,891 22 #65 girl name
1959 6,928 6,907 21 #65 girl name
1960 6,700 6,675 25 #66 girl name
1961 6,492 6,460 32 #70 girl name
1962 6,027 6,006 21 #77 girl name
1963 5,625 5,590 35 #76 girl name
1964 5,191 5,168 23 #81 girl name
1965 4,666 4,651 15 #81 girl name
1966 4,117 4,094 23 #84 girl name
1967 3,491 3,473 18 #100 girl name
1968 2,985 2,962 23
1969 2,700 2,685 15
1970 2,726 2,718 8
1971 2,376 2,367 9
1972 1,784 1,776 8
1973 1,419 1,412 7
1974 1,217 1,210 7
1975 1,058 1,058 0
1976 855 855 0
1977 735 728 7
1978 588 588 0
1979 575 575 0
1980 480 480 0
1981 457 457 0
1982 340 335 5
1983 326 319 7
1984 297 292 5
1985 234 234 0
1986 187 182 5
1987 223 218 5
1988 175 175 0
1989 179 179 0
1990 191 191 0
1991 173 173 0
1992 122 122 0
1993 133 133 0
1994 96 96 0
1995 91 91 0
1996 79 79 0
1997 59 59 0
1998 71 71 0
1999 79 79 0
2000 61 61 0
2001 56 56 0
2002 64 64 0
2003 68 68 0
2004 36 36 0
2005 48 48 0
2006 30 30 0
2007 30 30 0
2008 38 38 0
2009 42 42 0
2010 18 18 0
2011 24 24 0
2012 28 28 0
2013 30 30 0
2014 22 22 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Wanda? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 281,893 babies born with the name Wanda in the United States. That's more than enough Wandas to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 11 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Wanda" was in 1957 with a total of 7,700 babies. (That's a lot of baby Wandas)

According to the 1963 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Wanda" ranks #82 in popularity as a baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, 496 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1963. Across the entire United States a total of 5,625 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Wanda popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Wanda" mean? The list below shows the origins of Wanda as well as things modernly associated with the name Wanda such as celebrities named Wanda.

Polish

Origin and Meaning of Wanda

The name "Wanda" is of Polish origin, and it means "A slender, young tree". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes is an actress, comedienne, and writer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1987 to present. Wanda was born in 1964 in Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.

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Wanda De Jesus

Wanda was born in 1960 in Manhattan, New York, U.S.

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Wanda Acuna

Wanda was born in 1966.

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Wanda Shirk

Wanda Shirk is a television survivor. Wanda was born in 1949.

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Alternative Meanings

W is for wanderlust, travel is near!

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

N is for nice, need I say more?

D is for dependable, on you I can rely.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

Your name in reverse order is "Adnaw". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nwdaa". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Wanda born Jul 1, 1981

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Greenland approximately on 800. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

Name poster for Wanda

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