Waddell name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Waddell mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Waddell

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Texas, U.S., the name Waddell is of English origin and means "Ward of the hill, someone who was guard of the hill".
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Notable Persons Named Waddell

Notable Persons Named Waddell

Waddell Wilson

Waddell Wilson is a nascar engine builder/crew chief, nascar, and nascarengine builder/crew chief. Waddell was born in Bakersville, North Carolina.

Waddell Smith

Waddell Smith is a football player. Waddell was born on August 24th, 1955 in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Waddell

Notable Persons With the Last Name Waddell

Britt Nicole

Britt Nicole is a musician. She has been prominent since 2004. Britt was given the name Brittany Nicole Waddell on August 2nd, 1984.

Justine Waddell

Justine Waddell is an actress. Justine was born on November 4th, 1976 in Johannesburg.

Rube Waddell

Rube Waddell was a baseball player. Rube was born on October 13th, 1876 in Bradford, Pennsylvania. He left this life on April 1st, 1914.


Rankin is a portrait, fashion photographer, fashion photography, and portraitandfashion photographer. Rankin was given the name John Rankin Waddell in 1966 in Paisley.

Sid Waddell

Sid Waddell was a sports commentator and television presenter. He was most active from 1972 to 2012. Sid was born on August 10th, 1940 in Alnwick. He breathed his last breath on August 11th, 2012.

Jackie Warner

Jackie Warner is a businessperson, entrepreneurship, reality television, business owner, entrepreneur, and reality show participant. Jackie was given the name Jacqueline Waddell on August 17th, 1968 in Fairborn, Ohio.

  • James Iredell Waddell
    Military Person
  • William Bradford Waddell
  • John Alexander Low Waddell
  • Chris Waddell
  • Travis Waddell
  • Hugh Waddell
  • Moses Waddell
    Office Holder
  • Calum Waddell
  • Thomas Waddell
    Premier of New South Wales
  • John Waddell
  • Noah Waddell
    Professional Pianist
  • Ken Waddell
  • Peter Hately Waddell
  • Isaac W. Waddell

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Waddell U.S.
  White 80.85% 64.26%
  African American 14.51% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.47% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.36% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.74% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.08% 16.26%

Of Last Name Waddell

People with the last name Waddell are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Waddell

  • How Popular is the name Waddell? Waddell is the 12,762nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Waddell was the 1,691st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Waddell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 780 babies born with the first name Waddell in the United States. That's more than enough people named Waddell to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Waddell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1908 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Waddell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Waddell is Sunday, May 11th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Waddell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Waddell was in 1947 with a total of 22 babies.
  • Random Waddell Factoid: According to the 1947 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Waddell is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 7 babies in North Carolina have the same name in 1947.
  • Weird things about the name Waddell: The name spelled backwards is Lleddaw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Elwddal. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Waddell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 21,301 people with the last name Waddell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Waddell? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Waddell as their last name.
  • Waddell name meaning

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