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The first name 

Wendy is a female first name. In very rare cases it is also used for boys.

Wendy is a common name for girl.

The name Wendy isn’t among the current fashionable names in our top 10 stats, but nonetheless, it’s still very popular and common. In our SmartGenius ranking of all girls names, Wendy ranks 834. Recently, out of every 10,000 newborn girls, approximately 2 were named Wendy. In the entire USA, approximately 259,508 people – children, adults and seniors – currently bear the name Wendy. That is 0.08 % of all living Americans.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

Wendy -
at home all over the USA, especially popular in Hawaii

Wherever you go, wherever you live – there’s a good chance to meet Wendy. Because: There are women and girls named Wendy in every state in the USA. This may sound quite unspectacular at first, but in fact, of the more than 50,000 different female first names that occur in the USA, just 537 are recorded in each individual state, so the name Wendy is definitely something very special. In some regions it even makes it into the top 100 of the most popular female first names, for example in Utah, where Wendy ranks on place 61. The greatest chance of meeting Wendy, however, is in Hawaii, where one in 297 girls and women bears this beautiful name – that is far above average – in the entire USA it is only one in 592 women and girls and in Oklahoma, where the name is least represented in relation to the population, you even have to ask an average of 1,380 women and girls for their name before you once get Wendy as an answer.

Wendy has 5 letters 
and begins with a W

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The W is really rare as a first letter for girls' names: only 0.8% of all common girls' names in the US begin with a W. The most common first letters of girls' names, by the way, are A, S and M, while U, X and Q are the least common initials of girls' names.

With five letters, the name Wendy is comparatively short. In fact, 17.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly five letters. Only 7% of all first names are even shorter, while 75% have more than five letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that if 0.8% of all girls' names start with a W, all other letters occur on average five times as often as the W. Nevertheless, individual girls' names with W are quite popular, the most common currently being Wanda.

Other names with 
W, e, n, d and y

If you take all the letters in the name Wendy – W, e, n, d and y – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Edwyn or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Wendy

If your name is Wendy and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Wendy

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Wendy, you can simply say:






This is how the name Wendy is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Wendy in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Wendy

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Wendy is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Wendy

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Wendy sounds like this: