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name = Wendy
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Wendy Darlingdrawn by Oliver Herfordin "The Peter Pan Alphabet"
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Wendy is a female name. Its popularity is attributed to the character
Wendy Darlingfrom the children's play and novel " Peter Pan" by J.M. Barrie. The character Wendy was inspired by a real girl. Barrie befriended young Margaret Emma Henley, daughter of Barrie's friend W.E. Henley. Margaret reportedly used to call him 'my fwiendy-wendy', unable to pronounce R's. Margaret, born September 4th 1888, died at the age of five on February 11, 1894 but was immortalized forever in Barrie's work. Although the name 'Wendy' appears as a boy's name in the 1881 census of England, Barrie is usually credited with its invention as a girl's name.
Sister Wendy Beckett, nun and TV presenter on art history
Wendy Bell, News anchor for WTAE-TV
*Wendy Brown, American heptathlete
Wendy Carlos, American composer
Wendy Fitzwilliam, Miss Universe(1998) from Trinidad & Tobago
Wendy Fuller, Canadian diver
Wendy HillerDBE, English film and stage actress
Wendy Holden, British journalist and author
*Wendy "The Snapple Lady" Kaufman, television personality and former
Wendy Lucero, American diver
Wendy Melvoin, musician and composer most famous for her work with Lisa Coleman and with Prince's 1980s band, The Revolution.
Wendy Orlean Williams, stripper turned punk rocker and leader of the Plasmatics.
Wendy Pepper, fashion designer
Wendy Richard, British actress
Wendy Richter, American wrestler
*Melinda "Wendy" Thomas, daughter of
Wendy'sfounder Dave Thomas
Wendy Whelan, New York City Ballet principal dancer
*Wendy Williams, radio personality, author
Wendy Mesley, a host and reporter for CBC Television's consumer investigation series "Marketplace"
Wendie Malick, born Wendy Malick, an American actress and former fashion model.
Wendy Darling, a character in " Peter Pan".
Wendy the Good Little Witch, a character in Harvey Comics.
*Wendy Harris, a companion of Marvin White and Wonderdog on the "
Super Friends" cartoon and comicbook.
*A character on "
Yogi's Space Race".
*Wendy O. Koopa, one of Bowser's children introduced in the video game "
Super Mario Bros. 3".
*Agent Wendy Pleakley from "
Lilo & Stitch".
Wendy Testaburger, a character from " South Park".
Wendy Wu, titular character of
Wendy, Bob's Business Partner from " Bob The Builder".
*Wendy Cox, Greg's Friend from "
Greg the Bunny".
*Wendy, wife of barrister Archie Leach in "
A Fish Called Wanda".
*Wendy Torrance, wife of Jack Torrance in "The Shining".
Wendy, Cambridgeshire, England.
Wendy's, North American chain of fast-food restaurants.
Wendy house, a play house for children.
* [http://www.wendy.com/wendyweb/history.html The History of the name "Wendy"] explaining that its use as a female
first namewas popularised by the Wendy Darling character in Peter Pan, but did exist before the play (and book) was created.
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