What does Wendel mean?
(male) Wende, Wyndel, ..
(female) Wenter, Wenwen, .. Middle name pairings:
Wendel Zephaniah (W.Z.), ..
How popular is Wendel?
Wendel is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#5990 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Wendel was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its peak position of #1257 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Wendall and Wendell (#1914 a year ago) are the prominent alternative forms of Wendel rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Wendel was at its most widespread during the years 1930-1939 (average #927) and has become significantly lower since, with the version Wendell becoming less trendy.
Wendel is alike in pronunciation to Wyndell. Other suggested similar names are Abdel, Aeriel, Angel, Anjel, Arnel, Arondel (see Arundel), Avenel, Bethel, Betuel, Dantel, Danyel, Denzel▼, Denziel, Derrel, Donnel, Donzel, Edel, Eudel, Feivel, Feiwel, Fidel, Haniel, Hansel, Hanyel, Herzel, Heshel (see Hershel), Hevel, Jerel, Jerrel, Kemuel, Kendal, Kendel, Kendell, Kendyl, Keppel, Lemuel▼, Lendell, Leonel▲, Lindel, Mandel, Manoel, Manvel, Mardel, Mendel, Mendell, Montel, Neel, Newel, Onnjel (see Angel), Quennel, Rancel, Randel, Rendell, Reuel, Rodel, Sender, Udel, Waddell, Walder, Warde, Wardell, Waydell (see Wade), Weaver, Weeb, Welbey (see Welby), Welden, Weldon▼, Wenzel, Werner, Wernher, Wesley▲, Westen, Wynne and Zindel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Wendel.See names in meaning and etymology.