Wanda (name)

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July 5, 2022

Wanda - female name written for the first time by Wincenty Kadłubek, previously unknown. According to Kadłubek, it was the name of the legendary ruler of Krakow, daughter of Krak. Initially, in the 12th – 14th centuries, they were written as Węda or Wanda. It became popular in the 19th century in connection with the romantic fashion of the Middle Ages. The etymology of the name Wanda has not been clearly explained so far. It may come from the Old Slavic word wisa (meaning "fishing rod"; pronounced in the old Polish language with a nasal: wanda; according to the Chronicle of Greater Poland, "Wanda's beauty was catching knights"), lit. vandene ("rusałka") or vanduo ("water, wave"), German Wende ("Wenedyjka, Słowianka") or an abbreviation of German names such as Wendelburg, Wendelgard. Yet another hypothesis is that the name was derived from the ethnic name of the Wends, or the Avanda Croats chief, mentioned by the 10th-century Arab chronicler Al-Masudi. The name Wanda first appeared in medieval Polish literature (the fate of Princess Wanda, apart from Kadłubek and the Kronika Wielkopolska, was also described by Długosz). In the 17th century, along with the legend of Wanda, it found its way into French and German literature. It appeared in the operas of Kurpiński (Zamek na Czorsztyn, i.e. Bojomir and Wanda, 1819) and Dvořák (Vanda, 1875) and in the mystery play by Wanda Norwid (1851). The mythical Wanda was immortalized by painters, for example Piotrowski and Lesser. This name also appeared among the figures of literature: Zawisza Czarnego Słowacki (1844–1845), Legenda Wyspiański (1897), Ozimina Berenta (1911), Przedwiośnia Żeromski (1925), On the Birthday of Wanda June Vonnegut (1970), Satan from the 7th grade Kornel Makuszyński. The title of Wanda was carried by the first Polish women's magazine (founded in 1818). This name also appeared in films, for example in Rybka called Wanda, an American film comedy from 1988. Wanda Kraków (volleyball) is the name of a sports club founded in this city in 1949. As a godfather's name until the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, it was practically unheard of in Poland and Germany; they began to be broadcast more often in the 19th century. In the second half of the nineteenth century and in the first twentieth century, it belonged to the names popular in Poland. It was and is also broadcast in other countries, for example in the United States it was popular in the years 1930–1959 (it is one of the 60 female names most often given at that time). In 2004, Wanda was given the name of 154,998 women in Poland (39th place among female names in terms of popularity), but nowadays it is given rarely (several dozen broadcasts per year). Wanda's name day is on January 26, June 23. Equivalents in other languages ang. - Wanda Czech - Vanda French - Wanda, Vanda spanish - Vanda pour. - Wanda, Vanda German - Wanda RUS - Ванда (Wanda) Hungarian - Vanda owner - VandaFamous people with this name

See also

(1057) Wanda Wanda (plant) A fish called Wanda - film

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Bibliography

JanJ. Garza JanJ., Dictionary of names, Warsaw: Wydaw. Scientific PWN, 2002, ISBN 83-01–13741-X, OCLC 830306364.