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What does Wenzel mean?

Wenzel Pronunciation of Wenzel [wen-zel] as a name for boys has its root in Slavic, and Wenzel means "greater glory". Wenzel is a variant form of Wenceslaus (Slavic): from "ventie slav".

Associated with: greater.


Creative forms:
(male) Welzel, Wenwel, ..

(female) Wenhel, Wente, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wenzel Aurelio (W.A.), ..

How popular is Wenzel?

Wenzel is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#2900 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Wenzel entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #1578 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Wenzel is alike in pronunciation to Ansel. Other suggested similar names are Aeriel, Anael, Angel, Anjel, Anwel, Arnel, Avenel, Bethel, Betuel, Dannel, Dantel, Danyel, Denzel, Denzell, Denziel, Denzil, Denzyl, Donzel, Feivel, Feiwel, Ferrel, Haniel, Hanyel, Hanzel, Hazel, Hertzel, Herzel, Heshel (see Hershel), Hevel, Jerel, Jeriel, Jerrel, Kaniel, Kemuel, Kendel, Keppel, Lemuel, Leonel, Lindel, Mandel, Manoel, Mansel, Manuel, Mendel, Merrel, Neel, Newel, Ohngel (see Angel), Ohnjel (see Angel), Onjel, Onnjel (see Angel), Otniel, Pazel, Pedael (see Pedahel), Peel, Quennel, Rancel, Randel, Reuel, Terrel, Weaver, Weber, Webley, Weeb, Welden, Wendall, Wendel, Wendell, Werner, Wernher, Wesley, Westen, Wyndell and Wynne. These names tend to be more frequently used than Wenzel.

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