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Wanda (WAHN-d? (English), VAHN-dah (Polish)) is a feminine given name of Polish origin. It likely stems from the legend of Princess Wanda, recorded by Polish historian Wincenty Kad?ubek. The name was largely introduced to the English-speaking world in 1883 by author Ouida when she used it for the heroine of her novel Wanda. In 1947, the name was credited as being the second most popular name from Polish secular history given to Polish girls. In the United States, the name attained its highest popularity in the year 1934, when it peaked at #47 on the list of the names most frequently given to female infants. The name meaning frequently attributed to Wanda is "wanderer."
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