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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 has 2 variant forms: Mendell and Mendeley.


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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Menachem in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Mendel is also pronounced similarly to Mandel and Mandell. Other suggested similar baby names are Kendel, Montel and Wendel. Like Mendel, these names are not commonly used.