Wendi is a delightful baby name for girls. As a hallmark of the mid-20th century, this name became a favorite among everyone from actresses to entrepreneurs. Wendi is the name of a recurring character in the Grand Army series, and Wendi is also the titular protagonist of Wendi's Wish by Danni Roan. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Wendi:

English, Scottish: Friend
Welsh: Fair, white, blessed

Origin of the name Wendi:

Wendi is an alternative spelling of the name Wendy. This name originated as a diminutive of the Welsh name Gwendolen. The name Gwendolen combined the Welsh elements gwen (meaning “white,” “fair,” or “blessed”) and dolen (meaning “ring” or “loop”). Wendy appeared on parish records as early as 1615, and it also appeared as a surname since the 17th century. Despite this likely origin, the name Wendy did not achieve widespread popularity until it appeared as a character name in the Peter Pan universe. Creator J. M. Barrie coined the name Wendy in honor of Margaret Emma Henley, the daughter of a poet friend who often referred to him as her “fwiendy-wendy.”

Symbolism of the name Wendi:

Wendi is a variation of the name Wendy. This name became common in the English-speaking world due to the popularity of Wendy Darling, a main protagonist in the Peter Pan universe. The symbol of Wendy Darling was the blue ribbon that frequently appeared in her hair.

Style of the name Wendi:

Classic

Gender of the name Wendi:

Wendi is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Wendi:

WEHN-dee

Number of syllables in the name Wendi:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Wendi:

The name Wendi evokes feelings of animation and ambition.

Alternative spellings for the name Wendi:

Nicknames for the name Wendi:

  • Wen
  • Didi

Popularity of the name Wendi:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Wendi was the 912th most popular baby name for girls in 1985.

Related names for the name Wendi:

Great middle names for Wendi and their meanings:

  • Aisling (dream, vision)
  • April (opening, fourth month)
  • Cadence (rhythm, flow)
  • Dahlia (valley flower)
  • Gillian (youthful, downy)
  • Letitia (joy, happiness)
  • Moira (destiny, fate)
  • Nazanin (sweetheart)
  • Penelope (weaver)
  • Samara (protected by God, night whisper, seedling)
  • Sinclair (pure, renowned, illustrious)
  • Xiomara (battle-ready)

Famous people with the name Wendi:

  • Wendi Jill Adelson (lawyer)
  • Wendi Elizabeth Andriano (public figure)
  • Wendi Bromley (stunt woman)
  • Wendi McLendon Covey (actress)
  • Wendi Friesen (writer)
  • Wendi Green (singer)
  • Wendi Deng Murdoch (entrepreneur)
  • Wendi Nix (sportscaster)
  • Wendi Louise Peters (actress)
  • Wendi Silvano (writer)

Wendi in popular culture:

  • Wendi (recurring character in the Grand Army series)
  • Wendi Wigg (protagonist of Wendi's Wish's by Danni Roan)