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Wendy Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Wendy?

The less frequently given name Wendy was the 969th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 1000 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

Position 28, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1970.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1967 with 11,223 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Wendy was less than 5, most recently in 1926.

Wendy, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1931-1942, 1943-1955, 1956-1960, and 1961-1965, whereas 1970-1987, 1991-1995, 2007-2012, and 2013-2017 were years of successive downward movement.

Sometimes the name Wendy has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Where is the name Wendy popularity headed?

Wendy's popularity is at an extremely low point when measured against its most notable year.

The popularity trend for Wendy has been spiralling downward for a while. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Wendy lately has dropped.

The name Wendy is used by only a select few and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Wendy is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Wendy (Girl)Wendy (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 270 969 < 5 --
2017 230 1,098 < 5 --
2016 328 857 < 5 --
2015 288 941 < 5 --
2014 358 782 < 5 --
2013 395 707 < 5 --
2012 358 769 < 5 --
2011 415 677 5 14,225
2010 498 588 < 5 --
2009 599 504 < 5 --
2008 688 460 < 5 --
2007 864 381 < 5 --
2006 930 355 5 13,925
2005 899 351 < 5 --
2004 1,039 307 7 9,889
2003 1,087 285 6 10,837
2002 1,208 262 < 5 --
2001 1,254 253 8 8,300
2000 1,004 316 9 7,379
1999 899 337 6 9,858
1998 867 339 < 5 --
1997 907 321 6 9,219
1996 969 297 10 5,963
1995 1,039 265 8 6,966
1994 1,133 243 8 6,947
1993 1,257 219 14 4,439
1992 1,270 222 < 5 --
1991 1,343 216 24 2,824
1990 1,398 206 16 3,769
1989 1,339 198 18 3,323
1988 1,292 203 10 4,768
1987 1,356 200 15 3,331
1986 1,518 177 23 2,425
1985 1,781 162 15 3,213
1984 2,023 146 7 5,532
1983 2,388 125 11 3,872
1982 2,822 105 16 2,968
1981 3,609 90 24 2,202
1980 4,144 75 19 2,612
1979 4,499 64 26 2,047
1978 4,916 56 17 2,665
1977 5,762 49 29 1,819
1976 6,466 39 28 1,826
1975 7,475 33 30 1,703
1974 7,562 32 28 1,747
1973 7,813 29 29 1,651
1972 8,532 29 34 1,471
1971 10,064 29 34 1,496
1970 11,099 28 42 1,294
1969 10,624 29 27 1,603
1968 10,707 31 26 1,573
1967 11,223 32 36 1,271
1966 9,518 41 32 1,370
1965 10,481 39 25 1,594
1964 8,078 55 23 1,699
1963 7,335 60 21 1,789
1962 6,980 64 23 1,713
1961 7,148 61 15 2,233
1960 6,870 63 21 1,809
1959 5,711 83 13 2,407
1958 4,480 107 17 2,021
1957 4,705 101 17 2,013
1956 4,860 95 13 2,358
1955 4,952 91 12 2,431
1954 4,415 95 8 3,168
1953 3,616 110 11 2,528
1952 3,557 105 6 3,724
1951 3,345 109 5 4,235
1950 3,029 114 9 2,764
1949 2,613 122 < 5 --
1948 1,517 182 < 5 --
1947 974 241 5 4,251
1946 762 262 < 5 --
1945 575 290 < 5 --
1944 447 321 < 5 --
1943 455 331 < 5 --
1942 481 317 < 5 --
1941 345 359 < 5 --
1940 254 428 < 5 --
1939 222 451 < 5 --
1938 130 603 < 5 --
1937 80 767 < 5 --
1936 67 826 < 5 --
1935 27 1,447 < 5 --
1934 11 2,734 < 5 --
1933 10 2,864 < 5 --
1932 11 2,824 < 5 --
1931 9 3,218 < 5 --
1930 17 2,105 < 5 --
1929 8 3,674 < 5 --
1928 5 5,412 < 5 --
1927 16 2,335 < 5 --
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1923 9 3,632 < 5 --
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1921 7 4,445 < 5 --
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1918 5 5,562 < 5 --
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United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.