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The name Wendy is of English origin, and means fair.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Wendy has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Wendy
Use of the Name Wendy for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
253,527 226,665 38,885 10,248 5,566 2,107 1,026
The table below indicates the number of times the name Wendy has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Wendy first appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1936, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Wendy
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
193682467  
193776680  
1938602130  
1939451222  
1940428255  
1941359346  
1942316481  
1943331453  
1944320447  
1945290574  
1946262762  
1947242972  
19481831,517  
19491222,610  
19501163,027  
19511093,342  
19521053,556  
19531113,607  
1954954,414  
1955914,943  
1956954,867  
19571014,699  
19581074,480  
1959835,707  
1960636,862  
1961617,144  
1962646,978  
1963607,338  
1964568,070  
19653910,478  
1966419,517  
19673211,219  
19683110,705  
19692910,616  
19702811,099  
19712910,051  
1972298,532  
1973297,805  
1974327,559  
1975337,476  
1976396,467  
1977495,760  
1978564,911  
1979644,497  
1980754,141  
1981903,606  
19821052,816  
19831272,386  
19841462,023  
19851611,782  
19861781,513  
19872001,352  
19882031,290  
19891991,335  
19902051,392  
19912161,343  
19922221,269  
19932181,259  
19942451,130  
19952641,042  
1996297969  
1997320906  
1998339867  
1999336898  
20003161,000  
20012531,253  
20022611,206  
20032841,081  
20043071,026  
Totals:  253,527 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Wendy as a girl's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Wendy appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 69 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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