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What does Waddell mean?

Waddell Pronunciation of Waddell as a name for boys means "able to go; river ford". Waddell is a variant form of Wade (Old English, Scandinavian).

ASSOCIATED WITH Wa-, -ell, river


VARIANTS Waydell, Wadell




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How popular is Waddell?

Waddell is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1576 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Wade (#521 IN 2015) and Wayde are the popular varying forms of Waddell (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Waddell was well-received in the 1960s (MEDIAN #712) and has become much less since. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wade, Wayde in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Waddell is pronounced similarly to Odell, Udell and Yudell. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Bedell, Brandell, Cabell, Caddell, Cadell, Caldwell, Capell, Cardell, Carnell, Carvell, Caswell, Claudell, Clydell, Codell, Cordell, Crandell, Danell, Darcell, Dariell, Darnell, Darrell, Darvell, Farnell, Farrell, Gaell, Gardell, Hamell, Harrell, Harwell, Jarell, Jarvell, Jordell, Kendell, Kordell, Ladell, Larell, Larnell, Latrell, Lavell, Lindell, Lydell, Lyndell, Mandell, Mansell, Markell, Martell, Marvell, Marzell, Maurell, Maxwell, Mendell, Parnell, Randell, Raynell, Rendell, Rodell, Rydell, Samwell, Verdell, Vondell, Wadley, Wadly, Walden, Waldenn (see Walden), Warde, Wardell, Warden, Wendall, Wendel, Wendell, Wyndell and Xaviell. These names tend to be more commonly used than Waddell.

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