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What does Mendel mean?

Mendel [men-del] as a boys' 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.

Associated with: modern, 19th century.


Mendel has 2 variants: Mendeley and Mendell.

Mendel has 1 more alternative form via Menachem: Menahem.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Mendelah, Mendeli, ..

(female) Mendella, Mendellia, ..

How popular is Mendel?

Mendel is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#11273 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name history of Mendel for boys. Mendel was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #1738 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mendel name in U.S.

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

Menachem (#1024 in recent rankings) is the only other prominent alternative form of Mendel. Adoption of these forms of Mendel reached its apex less than a decade ago (average #1474) and is somewhat less today. Menachem is the most trendy baby name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mendel, Menachem in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Mendel is pronounced similarly to Mandel and Mandell. Other suggested similar names are Adel, Aeriel, Ansel, Anwel, Bertel, Cadel, Daniel, Dannel, Danyel, Denzel, Denziel, Edel, Feivel, Hanyel, Kendal, Kendel, Kendell, Kendyl, Lendell, Lindel, Malden, Manlea (see Manley), Manoel, Mansel, Manten (see Manton), Manuel, Manuelo, Manvel, Mardel, Martel, Marvel, Meade, Medad, Meged, Mehmet, Melden, Meldon, Mellen, Menor, Merce, Merill, Merrel, Merril, Mersey, Meryl, Meydad (see Medad), Meyer, Michel, Migdal, Mikel, Mikkel, Miner, Miquel, Monte, Montel, Mykel, Newel, Onnjel (see Angel), Pedael (see Pedahel), Quennel, Randel, Rendell, Reuel, Rodel, Ronel, Sender, Terrel, Udel, Videl, Wendel, Wendell, Wenzel and Zindel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mendel.