What does Mendel mean?
Mendel [mendel] 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.
1 more alternative form via Menachem: Menahem.Creative forms:
(male) Mendeli, ..
(female) Menbel, .. Middle name pairings:
Mendel Daxon (M.D.), ..
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)
Mendel was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #1738 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #1981. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Menachem (#1123 in recent rankings) is the only other prominent alternative form of Mendel (#1981 in recent rankings). Adoption of these forms of Mendel reached its apex a decade ago (average #1474) and is almost as conventional today.
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.