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Wendell (girl)

What does Wendell mean?

Wendell Pronunciation of Wendell [wen-dell] as a girls' name (also used more widely as boys' name Wendell) is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Wendell is "wanderer". Has a similarity to Wendy.


Wendell has 3 variants: Wendaline, Wendall and Wendelle.

7 more different relations via Wendy: Wenda, Wendee, Wendeline, Wendey, Wendi, Wendie and Wendye.

Creative forms:
(female) Medell, Wisdell, ..

(male) Wenden, Wenwel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wendell Sahana (W.S.), ..

How popular is Wendell?

Wendell is an unusual first name for females but a very prominent last name for all people (#8008 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Wendell (not ranked) are Wendy (#936 from recent data), Wendie, Wendi and Wenda. Other variants, like Wendye, are seldom used. These forms of Wendell reached the apex of their popularity during 1970-1979 (median #1039) and are now significantly less widespread (#1734, 98%), with versions such as Wendi becoming somewhat dated. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wenda, Wendi, Wendie, Wendy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Wendell and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adell, Aeriell, Angell, Ardell, Bethell, Blondell, Bonnell, Brandell, Brendell, Cindell, Danell, Dannell, Danyell, Denell, Donell, Donnell, Janell, Jeannell, Jenell, Jewell, Jodell, Jonell, Kendall, Kendell, Kindall, Kyndall, Linell, Linnell, Lyndall, Lyndell, Lynell, Merrell, Odell, Raedell, Rechell, Renell, Shandell, Shenell, Sydell, Terell, Terrell, Tonell, Verdell and Wynell. These names tend to be more frequently used than Wendell.

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