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Wanda

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282k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
253
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Wanda

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

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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 Named Wanda

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

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    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 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 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 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 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.

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    How popular is the baby 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 1,824 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 3,411 3,405 6 #80 girl name
    1924 3,742 3,733 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 4,331 4,316 15 #63 girl name
    1929 4,421 4,398 23 #61 girl name
    1930 4,538 4,523 15 #56 girl name
    1931 4,418 4,394 24 #54 girl name
    1932 4,279 4,261 18 #52 girl name
    1933 4,287 4,268 19 #48 girl name
    1934 4,396 4,369 27 #47 girl name
    1935 4,121 4,104 17 #49 girl name
    1936 3,891 3,881 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 4,733 4,708 25 #52 girl name
    1941 4,756 4,735 21 #53 girl name
    1942 4,812 4,790 22 #54 girl name
    1943 4,725 4,705 20 #56 girl name
    1944 4,452 4,430 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 5,934 5,919 15 #57 girl name
    1949 6,318 6,306 12 #56 girl name
    1950 6,945 6,928 17 #52 girl name
    1951 7,250 7,237 13 #52 girl name
    1952 7,181 7,162 19 #54 girl name
    1953 7,218 7,201 17 #57 girl name
    1954 7,477 7,453 24 #58 girl name
    1955 7,423 7,412 11 #61 girl name
    1956 7,573 7,551 22 #61 girl name
    1957 7,728 7,706 22 #59 girl name
    1958 6,909 6,887 22 #66 girl name
    1959 6,927 6,906 21 #65 girl name
    1960 6,704 6,679 25 #66 girl name
    1961 6,491 6,459 32 #70 girl name
    1962 6,029 6,008 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 3,490 3,472 18 #100 girl name
    1968 2,987 2,964 23
    1969 2,700 2,685 15
    1970 2,725 2,717 8
    1971 2,376 2,367 9
    1972 1,784 1,776 8
    1973 1,419 1,412 7
    1974 1,216 1,209 7
    1975 1,058 1,058 0
    1976 854 854 0
    1977 735 728 7
    1978 589 589 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
    2016 30 30 0

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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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    Fun Facts about the name Wanda

    • How Popular is the name Wanda? Wanda is the 258th most popular name of all time. As a last name Wanda was the 76,029th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Wanda have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 281,967 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 7,706 babies. That's a lot of babies named Wanda!
    • Random Wanda Factoid: According to the 1944 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wanda ranks 12th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, 418 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1944.
    • 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 Danaw. 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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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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