Home > Waddell


What does Waddell mean?

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

Associated with: river.


Waddell has 2 variants: Wadell and Waydell.

1 more related form via Wade: Wayde.

Creative forms:
(male) Wadlou, Waldell, ..

(female) Wadlow, ..

Middle name pairings:
Waddell Cassius (W.C.), ..

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?

with its source form and related boy names. 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 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.

See names
in meaning and etymology.