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Wanda

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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 1,824 1,824 0
1920 2,198 2,198 0
1921 2,746 2,737 9
1922 2,992 2,985 7 #92 girl name
1923 3,412 3,406 6 #80 girl name
1924 3,743 3,734 9 #74 girl name
1925 3,813 3,805 8 #72 girl name
1926 4,138 4,125 13 #66 girl name
1927 4,323 4,304 19 #66 girl name
1928 4,330 4,315 15 #63 girl name
1929 4,420 4,397 23 #61 girl name
1930 4,537 4,522 15 #56 girl name
1931 4,418 4,394 24 #54 girl name
1932 4,278 4,260 18 #52 girl name
1933 4,286 4,267 19 #48 girl name
1934 4,397 4,370 27 #47 girl name
1935 4,120 4,103 17 #49 girl name
1936 3,890 3,880 10 #56 girl name
1937 4,216 4,200 16 #55 girl name
1938 4,534 4,512 22 #49 girl name
1939 4,576 4,559 17 #50 girl name
1940 4,734 4,709 25 #52 girl name
1941 4,756 4,735 21 #53 girl name
1942 4,812 4,790 22 #54 girl name
1943 4,724 4,704 20 #56 girl name
1944 4,451 4,429 22 #58 girl name
1945 4,310 4,293 17 #58 girl name
1946 5,251 5,236 15 #58 girl name
1947 5,655 5,650 5 #66 girl name
1948 5,935 5,920 15 #57 girl name
1949 6,317 6,305 12 #56 girl name
1950 6,950 6,933 17 #52 girl name
1951 7,243 7,230 13 #52 girl name
1952 7,184 7,165 19 #54 girl name
1953 7,212 7,195 17 #57 girl name
1954 7,474 7,451 23 #58 girl name
1955 7,425 7,413 12 #61 girl name
1956 7,576 7,554 22 #61 girl name
1957 7,723 7,701 22 #59 girl name
1958 6,911 6,889 22 #66 girl name
1959 6,930 6,909 21 #65 girl name
1960 6,701 6,676 25 #66 girl name
1961 6,492 6,460 32 #70 girl name
1962 6,027 6,006 21 #77 girl name
1963 5,624 5,589 35 #76 girl name
1964 5,190 5,167 23 #81 girl name
1965 4,667 4,652 15 #81 girl name
1966 4,117 4,094 23 #84 girl name
1967 3,491 3,473 18 #100 girl name
1968 2,986 2,963 23
1969 2,701 2,686 15
1970 2,726 2,718 8
1971 2,375 2,366 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 482 482 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 97 97 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 69 69 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
2015 24 24 0

Fun Facts about the name Wanda

  • How many people with the first name Wanda have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 281,927 babies born with the first name Wanda in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wanda to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wanda? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Wanda first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wanda is Friday, October 13th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Wanda born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wanda was in 1957 with a total of 7,701 babies. That's a lot of babies named Wanda!
  • Random Wanda Factoid: According to the 1930 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wanda ranks 16th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, 268 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1930.
  • Weird things about the name Wanda: Your name in reverse order is Adnaw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Wadan. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wanda? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 253 people with the last name Wanda.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wanda? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Wanda as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Wanda as a first name

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Popularity of Wanda as a last name

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Common last names for Wanda

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • Taylor
  • Martin
  • White
  • Clark
  • Anderson
  • Jackson
  • Thomas
  • King
  • Harris

Common first names for Wanda

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wanda U.S.
  White 71.94% 64.26%
  African American 14.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 10.28% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.98% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wanda

People with the last name Wanda are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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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.

From Polish Wanda, possibly derived from an ethnic term for “a Wend”.

  1. A female given name.

    Wanda was also found in the following language(s): Polish

    Notable Persons With the Name Wanda

    Wanda Sykes

    Wanda Sykes is a comedian. Wanda was born on March 7th, 1964 in Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.

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    Wanda Ventham

    Wanda Ventham is an actress and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1956 to 1956. Wanda was born on August 5th, 1935 in Brighton, Sussex, England,.

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    Wanda Nara

    Wanda Nara is a model and reality personality. She was most active from 2005 to present. Wanda was born Wanda Nara in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Wanda is also known as Wan.

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    Wanda Jackson

    Wanda Jackson is a rockabilly, country music, and gospel music singer-songwriter. She plays Guitar, Piano, and Vocals. She was most prominent from 1954 to present. Wanda was given the name Wanda Lavonne Jackson on October 20th, 1937 in Maud, Oklahoma. Wanda is also known as The Queen of Rockabilly and The First Lady of Rockabilly.

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    Wanda De Jesus

    Wanda De Jesus is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present. Wanda was born on August 26th, 1958 in Manhattan, New York, U.S.

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    Beth Moore

    Beth Moore is an evangelism, author, evangelist, and bible teacher. She holds the title Founder and Living Proof Ministries. She was most active from 1978 to present. Beth was given the name Wanda Elizabeth Green on June 16th, 1957 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Beth is also known as Dr. Beth Moore.

    Popularity:
    • Wanda Hendrix
      (actress)
    • Wanda Rutkiewicz
      (mountaineering)
    • Lio
      (singing)
    • Maria Howell
      (actress)
    • Wanda Hazel Gág
      (writer)
    • Wanda Curtis
      (important human)
    • Wanda Young
      (singing)
    • Wanda Austin
      (influential human)
    • Wanda J. Orlikowski
      (scientist)
    • Wanda Hawley
      (actor)
    • Wanda Pilsudska
      (influential individual)
    • Wanda Gertz
      (military person)
    • Wanda Wilkomirska
      (noteworthy person)
    • Wanda Koop
      (artist)

    What does the name Wanda mean?

    Wis for wise, more tomorrow that today.

    Ais for artistic, adding beauty to the world

    Nis for notable, distinguished are your feats

    Dis for desire, your thoughts do aspire.

    Ais for appreciative, of all you have

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