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Wendel

First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
6k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Wendel

User Submitted Origins

Filipino (Philippines)
60%
Greek
20%
English
20%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Canada says the name Wendel means "Given by god".
  2. A submission from Philippines says the name Wendel means "Gift Of God" and is of Filipino (Philippines) origin.
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International Interest
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Wiktionary
  1. coil, spiral, helix
  2. bookmark

Notable Persons Named Wendel

Notable Persons Named Wendel

Wendel Clark

Wendel Clark is a hockey player. He was most active from 1985 to 2000. Wendel was born on October 25th, 1966 in Kelvington, Saskatchewan.

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Wendel Meldrum

Wendel Meldrum is an actress and actor. Her ongoing career started in 1984. Wendel was given the name Wendel Anne Meldrum on April 15th, 1959 in Rome. Wendel is also known as Fern Poppy, Poppy, and Fern.

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Wendel

Wendel is an athlete for the Sport Club do Recife, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, C.D. Nacional, Santos FC, FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Ittihad FC, Al-Shabab FC (Riyadh), CR Vasco da Gama, and Brazil national under-23 football team. Wendel was born on April 8th, 1982 in Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Wendel is also known as Wendel.

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Wendel Fräser

Wendel Fräser was a soccer player for the Feyenoord, RBC Roosendaal, and Schiedamse Voetbal Vereniging. Wendel was born on June 2nd, 1967 in Paramaribo. He passed away on June 7th, 1989.

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Wendel Hipler

Wendel was born in 1465. He died in 1526.

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Wendel Dietterlin

He passed away in 1599.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Wendel

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wendel

Lara Wendel

Lara Wendel is an actress. She was most prominent from 1972 to 1993. Lara was given the name Daniela Barnes on March 29th, 1965 in Munich.

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Ben Wendel

Ben was born on February 20th, 1976.

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Wendel

Wendel is an athlete for the Sport Club do Recife, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, C.D. Nacional, Santos FC, FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Ittihad FC, Al-Shabab FC (Riyadh), CR Vasco da Gama, and Brazil national under-23 football team. Wendel was born on April 8th, 1982 in Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Wendel is also known as Wendel.

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Fritz Wendel

Fritz was born on February 21st, 1915. He died on February 9th, 1975.

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Joseph Wendel

Joseph Wendel was a cardinal. Joseph was born on May 27th, 1901. He passed away on December 31st, 1960.

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Robert Wendel

Robert was born in 1951. Robert is also known as Bob.

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Common last names for Wendel

  • Smith
  • Miller

Common first names for Wendel

  • Mary
  • John
  • William
  • Robert
  • George
  • Dorothy
  • Henry
  • Carl
  • Edward
  • Anna
  • Arthur
  • Ruth
  • James

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wendel U.S.
  White 96.20% 64.26%
  African American 0.27% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.31% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.45% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wendel

People with the last name Wendel are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Wendel

  • How Popular is the name Wendel? Wendel is the 6,762nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Wendel was the 6,149th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Wendel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,110 babies born with the first name Wendel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wendel to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wendel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1911 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Wendel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wendel is Sunday, November 29th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Wendel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wendel was in 1940 with a total of 45 babies.
  • Random Wendel Factoid: According to the 1959 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wendel is not a popular baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Ohio have the same name in 1959.
  • Weird things about the name Wendel: The name spelled backwards is Lednew. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Enledw. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wendel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,572 people with the last name Wendel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wendel? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Wendel as their last name.
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