Wendy

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Etymology[edit]

Popularized by the character in J.M. Barrie's play, Peter Pan (1904) (though occasionally found earlier[1]); the author explained that he got it from Fwendy-Wendy ("friend"), a nickname given to him by a child.

Alternatively, from a diminutive of the Welsh Gwendolen; or from Wendelin, a diminutive of Wendel.

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Wendy

  1. A female given name.
    • 1911 J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan, Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 1993, Chapter III
      "What's your name?" he asked. "Wendy Moira Angela Darling," she replied with some relish. "What is your name?" "Peter Pan."

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  1. Wendy