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What does Wendell mean?

Wendell Pronunciation of 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.


Wendell has 3 variants: Wendale, Wendall and Wendel.

Creative forms:
(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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wendell name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Wendell outside U.S.

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wendell, Wendall, Wendel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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