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What does Wadell mean?

Wadell Pronunciation of Wadell [wadell] as a name for boys has the meaning "able to go; river ford". Wadell is an alternate spelling of Wade (Old English, Scandinavian).

Associated with: river.


Wadell has 2 variants: Waddell and Waydell.

1 more related form via Wade: Wayde.

Creative forms:
(male) Tedell, ..


Middle name pairings:
Wadell Sky (W.S.), ..

How popular is Wadell?

Wadell is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#45909 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Wadell (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Wade (#521 from recent data) and Wayde. Other variants, like Waddell, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Wadell was at its most widespread during 1960-1969 (average #712) and is now much lower (#1260, 57.9%), with the version Wade becoming less fashionable. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Wadell is alike in pronunciation to Adeel, Adel, Edel, Eudel, Odall, Odell, Udall, Udel, Udell and Yudell. Other recommended names are Abdell, Ardell, Bedell, Cabell, Caddell, Cadel, Cadell, Capell, Cardell, Codell, Danell, Gaell, Gardell, Hamell, Jamell, Jarell, Ladell, Larell, Lavell, Ledell, Lydell, Mandell, Randell, Ranell, Rodell, Rydell, Wadley, Wadly, Wakely, Wardell, Wendell and Wyndell. These names tend to be more frequently used than Wadell.

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