Meaning and name origin
Mendel \m(e)-ndel, men-del\ as a boy's name is of Farsi origin. Variant of Menachem. Also possibly (Semitic) "wisdom, learning". The father of modern genetics, Gregor Mendel, was a 19th-century Austrian priest and abbot of an order of monks.
Mendel is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#13705 out of 88799, Top 15%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Mendel and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Menachem. (2014 statistics).