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Of uncertain origin. Attempts have been made to derive it from various Germanic and Slavic roots. It was certainly in use in Poland in the 19th century, and is found in Polish folk tales as the name of a princess. The derivation may well be from the ethnic term Wend (see Wendell). The name was introduced to the English-speaking world by Ouida (Marie Louise de la Ramée), who used it for the heroine of her novel Wanda (1883).
225th in the U.S.

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Hundreds of thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
315,568
to be exact
Kentucky
has the most people named Wanda per capita
1933
marked the height of its popularity
99.98%
0.02%
63%
55+
36%
30-54
0.83%
13-29
0.10%
0-12

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