Wanda

Wanda

Wanda ("WAHN-da" (English), "VAHN-dah" (Polish))is a Polish female forename, probably created by Wincenty Kadłubek. The name was introduced to the English-speaking world by "Ouida" (Marie Louise de la Ramée), who used it for the heroine of her novel Wanda (1883). It may also refer to later persons:

Foreign Forms

*Ang.Wendela, Wanda
*Ces.Vanda
*Deu. – Wanda
*Esp. – Vanda
*Port. - Vanda
*Fra. – Wanda, Vanda
*Mag./Hun. – Vanda
*Lat. – Wanda, Vanda
*Ita.
**Unisex: Vanda, Wandina, Vandina.
**Masculine: Wando, Vando, Vandino.
*Rus. – Vanda

People

* Saint Wando Abbot (San Wando Abate)
* Wanda Sykes, an American comedian
* Wanda Keenan, an English comedian
* Wanda Perry-Josephs, an American gospel music singer
* Wanda Rutkiewicz, a Polish mountain climber, the first woman to climb K2
* Wanda Brunner
* Wanda Wasilewska (1905-1964)
* Wanda von Debschitz-Kunowski
* Wanda Tinasky (pseudonym)
* Wanda Guenette (born 1962), Canadian volleyball player
* Wanda Jackson (ca. 1937)
* Wanda Sullivan (born 1989), the best of all the wandas
* Wanda Jakubowska (1907-1998)
* Wanda Klaff (1922-1946)
* Wanda Landowska (1877-1959)
* Wanda Maria Ribeiro Furtado Tavares de Vasconcelos
* Wanda Marasco
* Wanda Osiris
* Wanda Jean Louise Lynd Wanita Abdul Shah Jahan Ching Chang Chung Luella Bates Washington Jones Thomas Peter Jack Nicolas Hickman Penelope Furby Furry (1990-present) A famous British singer and helped produce the movie gone with the wind.
* Wanda Gertz (1896-1958)
* Wanda Bacewicz (ca. 1911)
* Wanda Blonska-Wolfarth (ca. 1934)
* Wanda Bobrowska-Nowak (ca. 1925), psycholog
* Wanda Budohoska (ca. 1920)
* Wanda Chodkowska (1905-1944)
* Wanda Chotomska (ca. 1929)
* Wanda Dabrowska (1884-1974), Bibliotechist
* Wanda Dobaczewska (1892-1980)
* Wanda Golkowska (ca. 1925)
* Wanda Kwietniewska (ca. 1957)
* Wanda Leyko (ca. 1921), radiobiolog
* Wanda Luczycka (1907-1996
* Wanda Lyzwinska (ca. 1953)
* Wanda Neumann (ca. 1945)
* Wanda Majer (ca. 1932)
* Wanda Macedonska-Zalewska (ca. 1929)
* Wanda Moszczenska (1896-1974
* Wanda Opechowska (1888-1955)
* Wanda Panfil-Gonzales (ca. 1959)
* Wanda Paklikowska-Winnicka (ca. 1914)
* Wanda Rewienska (1897-1942)
* Wanda Rolbieska (1876-1952)
* Wanda Rutkiewicz-Blaszkiewicz (1943-1992)
* Wanda Siemaszkowa (1867-1947)
* Wanda Stanislawska-Lothe (ca. 1910)
* Wanda Szuman (1890-1994)
* Wanda Truszkowska (1917-2004), botanist, Phitopatholog
* Wanda Warska (ca. 1932)
* Wanda Werminska (1900-1988)
* Wanda Wilkomirska (ur. 1929)
* Wanda Zmarzer (ca. 1941), Philolog
* Wanda Zielenczyk (1920-1943)
* Wanda Zolkiewska (1909-1989)
* Jenny Wanda Barkmann
* Halasz Vanda

Geography

* Wanda, Minnesota
* Wanda, Missouri
* Wanda Township, Nebraska
* Wanda Beach in Sydney New South Wales, Australia
* Wanda (ethnic group), a people in Tanzania
* Wanda, Burkina Faso

Culture

* Princess Wanda, a legendary princess in Polish legends
* "Wanda", the fifth of Anto­nín Dvořák's 11 operas, based on a Polish legend
* Wanda (magazine), a weekly literature magazine in Warsaw
* Wanda (film), a 1971 American film
* A Fish Called Wanda, a 1988 British film

Fictional characters

* Cosmo and Wanda, cartoon characters from "The Fairly OddParents"
* Wanda, the main controllable character in "Mario & Wario"
* The bad queen "Vanda" of the planet "Vandalusia" in the indication trick series sport Billy.
* Wanda Maximoff, the X-Men character Scarlet Witch.
* Wanda Li, a character in The Magic School Bus educational series.
* Half of the singing duo Wayne and Wanda on "The Muppet Show"
* Wanda and the Colossus (ワンダと巨像, "Wanda to Kyozō"), the Japanese name of the PlayStation 2 video game Shadow of the Colossus and its title main character.
* Wanda Dollard - a character on the Canadian TV show Corner Gas, who works at the fictional gas station of the same name
* Wanda Firebaugh, a character from the webcomic Erfworld.
*Wanda Seldon - in Isaac Asimov's Foundation series.
*Wanda is also a popular name in BDSM circles, it being main figure in Sacher-Masochs novel "Venus in Fur".
*Wanda, a key character from the Todd McFarlene's Spawn Series, she is the widowed wife to Al Simmons (Spawn).
*Wanda, Wilhelmina Slater's actual name.
*'Wanda' is the human name given to the principal character in The Host (novel)

Other

* 1057 Wanda, an asteroid


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