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Wendy
Wendy
is a given name generally given to girls in English-speaking countries. The name is found in United States
United States
records from the 19th century; the name Wendy
Wendy
appeared over twenty times in the U.S. Census of 1880. In Britain, Wendy
Wendy
appeared as a name for both women and men in the 1881 census of England, and was occasionally used as a diminutive for the Welsh Gwendolyn. It was also used as a surname in Britain from at least the 17th century.[1] However, its existence in Britain as a feminine name is owed to the character Wendy Darling
Wendy Darling
from the 1904 play Peter Pan
Peter Pan
and its 1911 novelization Peter and Wendy
Peter and Wendy
by J. M. Barrie.[2][3][4] Its popularity reached a peak in the 1960s but subsequently declined.[5] The name was inspired by young Margaret Henley, daughter of Barrie's poet friend W. E. Henley. With the common childhood difficulty pronouncing Rs, Margaret reportedly used to call him "my fwiendy-wendy".[6][7] The name Wendy
Wendy
in Dutch is either of Anglo-Saxon origin or an abbreviation of names such as Wendela (an old-fashioned name which probably means related to the Vandals). Chinese women with the same or similar-sounding characters as their given names often anglicise their names as Wendi or Wendy
Wendy
(e.g. Wendi Deng, Wendy
Wendy
Kweh). In Germany, after 1986, the name Wendy
Wendy
became popular because it is the name of a magazine (targeted specifically at young girls) about horses and horse riding.

Contents

1 People

1.1 In film, television, and radio 1.2 In sports 1.3 In the arts 1.4 Other

2 Fictional characters 3 References

People[edit] In film, television, and radio[edit]

Wendy
Wendy
Beckett, nun and TV presenter on art history Wendy Calio (born 1977), American actress Wendy Craig (born 1934), British actress Wendy Greengross (1925–2012), British general practitioner and broadcaster Wendy
Wendy
Hiller, English film and stage actress Wendy Hurrell (born 1982), British weather presenter Wendy
Wendy
Kaufman, television personality and Snapple spokesperson Wendie Malick, born Wendy
Wendy
Malick, American actress and fashion model Wendy
Wendy
Mesley, host and reporter for CBC Television's consumer investigation series Marketplace Wendy Padbury
Wendy Padbury
(born 1947), British actress Wendi Peters
Wendi Peters
(born 1968), English actress Wendy Richard (1943-2009), British actress Wendy Toye (1917-2010), British actress and filmmaker Wendy
Wendy
Williams, radio host, media personality and author

In sports[edit]

Wendy
Wendy
Brown (heptathlete), American heptathlete Wendy
Wendy
Cruz, Dominican Republic cyclist Wendy
Wendy
Fuller, Canadian diver Wendy
Wendy
Lucero, American diver Wendy
Wendy
Richter, American wrestler Wendy
Wendy
Weinberg, American Olympic medalist swimmer Wendy Wyland (1964-2003), American diver

In the arts[edit]

Wendy
Wendy
Carlos, American composer Wendy
Wendy
Chung, Hong Kong pop and C-Pop lyricist Wendy
Wendy
J. Fox, American author Wendy
Wendy
Holden (born 1961), British journalist and author Wendy
Wendy
Holden (born 1965), British chick-lit novelist Wendy
Wendy
James, Transvision Vamp's singer Wendy
Wendy
Melvoin, musician and composer and twin sister of Susannah Melvoin Wendy
Wendy
Pepper, fashion designer Wendy
Wendy
Pini, creator, artist and writer of the fantasy comic book universe Elfquest Wendy
Wendy
Shon, Korean singer and member of Red Velvet Wendy
Wendy
Sulca, Peruvian singer Wendy
Wendy
Wasserstein, American playwright Wendy
Wendy
Whelan, New York City Ballet principal dancer Wendy
Wendy
O. Williams, stripper turned punk rocker and leader of the Plasmatics Wendy
Wendy
Wilson, pop singer of Wilson Phillips
Wilson Phillips
fame and daughter of The Beach Boys singer, Brian Wilson Wendy Rose (born May 8, 1948) is a Hopi/Miwok writer.

Other[edit]

Wendy
Wendy
Chung, geneticist Wendy
Wendy
Fitzwilliam, Miss Universe 1998 from Trinidad and Tobago Wendy
Wendy
M. Masiello, United States
United States
Air Force officer Wendy
Wendy
L. Martinez, American statistician Melinda Lou "Wendy" Morse, daughter of businessman Dave Thomas, founder of the Wendy's
Wendy's
fast food chain

Fictional characters[edit]

Wendy
Wendy
Darling, in Peter Pan Wendy
Wendy
the Good Little Witch, a character in Harvey Comics Wendy
Wendy
Harris, in the Super Friends cartoon and comic book Wendy
Wendy
O. Koopa, one of Bowser's Koopalings introduced in the video game Super Mario Bros. 3 The first name of Agent Pleakley, a male alien character from Lilo & Stitch Wendy
Wendy
Peffercorn, from The Sandlot Wendy
Wendy
Testaburger, from South Park Wendy
Wendy
Winkle, from The Cramp Twins Wendy
Wendy
Wu, the titular character of Wendy
Wendy
Wu: Homecoming Warrior Wendy, a character in Bob the Builder Wendy
Wendy
Corduroy, from Gravity Falls Wendy
Wendy
Marvell, from Fairy Tail Wendy
Wendy
Peyser, from American Horror Story: Asylum Wendy
Wendy
Torrance, from Stephen King's The Shining Wendy
Wendy
Christensen, from Final Destination 3 Wendy, from How I Met Your Mother

References[edit]

^ James Heath, John Phillips (1675). A Chronicle of the Late Intestine War in the Three Kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland (2nd ed.). London: J.C. for Thomas Basset. p. 480.  ^ Was the name Wendy
Wendy
invented for the book Peter Pan? at The Straight Dope ^ Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges, Dictionary of First Names, 1990 ^ "Before this, the name simply didn't exist! The History of the name "Wendy"". Archived from the original on June 27, 2001.  ^ http://www.babynames.co.uk/names/wendy/ ^ "The History of Wendy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-18. Retrieved 2009-07-25.  ^ Winn, Christopher (2005). I Never Knew That About England. Ebury Press. p. 4. ISBN 9780091902070. 

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