Wanda

Wanda (/ˈwɑːndə/ WAHN-də) is a female given name of Polish origin; its probable meaning is with reference to the Wends. The name has long been popular in Poland where the legend of Princess Wanda has been circulating since at least the 12th century; in 1947 Wanda was cited as the second most popular name from Polish secular history given to Polish girls. The name was largely introduced to the English-speaking world via the 1883 novel by Ouida entitled Wanda which has an Eastern European setting. In the United States, Wanda attained its highest popularity in the year 1934 peaking then at #47 on the list of names most frequently given to female infants. The name is popularly interpreted as meaning "wanderer."

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