What does Wendell mean?
Wendell [wen-dell] as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' name Wendell) is pronounced WIN-del. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Wendell is "wanderer". Attorney Wendell Willkie.
(male) Weldell, Windell, ..
(female) Wenhel, .. Middle name pairings:
Wendell Cael (W.C.), ..
How popular is Wendell?
Wendell is a very popular first name for men (#310 out of 1220, Top 25%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#8008 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Wendell reached its apex rank of #197 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is at #1914 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Wendell (#1914 from current records) are Wendel and Wendall. Adoption of these relations of Wendell was at its highest 85 years ago (adoption of 0.1%) and has become significantly less since.
Wendell▼ is alike in pronunciation to Wyndell. Other recommended names are Bedell, Denzell, Kendall▼, Kendel, Kendell, Kendill (see Kendall), Kendyll, Ledell, Lendall, Lendell, Lennell, Lindell, Lyndell, Mandell, Mendel, Mendell, Randell▼, Rendall, Rendell, Verdell, Vondell, Waddell, Wadell, Wardell, Waydell (see Wade) and Wenzel. These names tend to be less frequently used than Wendell.See names in meaning and etymology.