Wendell 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 Wendell mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Wendell

User Submitted Origins

African American
Filipino (Philippines)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 submissions from Philippines and Sri Lanka agree the name Wendell means "Wanderer" and is of German origin.
  2. According to a user from Pennsylvania, U.S., the name Wendell is of American origin and means "Wander".
  3. A user from the United States says the name Wendell is of English origin and means "Seventh child".
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Short form of Germanic compound names beginning with the tribal name Wendel-, "a Wend".

  1. A patronymic surname​.
  2. A male given name from the Germanic languages transferred back from the surname.

Wendell was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano

Notable Persons Named Wendell

Notable Persons Named Wendell

Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry is a writer. Wendell was born on August 5th, 1934 in Henry County, Kentucky, U.S.

Wendell Pierce

Wendell Pierce is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present. Wendell was born on December 8th, 1963 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Wendell Willkie

Wendell was given the name Lewis Wendell Willkie on February 18th, 1892 in Elwood, Indiana, U.S. He breathed his last breath on October 8th, 1944.

Wendell Lira

Wendell Lira is a soccer player for the Vila Nova Futebol Clube, Goiás Esporte Clube, Fortaleza Esporte Clube, Clube Atlético Sorocaba, Trindade Atlético Clube, Goianésia Esporte Clube, Novo Horizonte Futebol Clube, União Recreativa dos Trabalhadores, Associação Atlética Anapolina, and Tombense Fut. Wendell was born on January 7th, 1989 in Goiânia.

Wendell Corey

Wendell Corey was an actor/politician, actor, and politician. Wendell was born on March 20th, 1914 in Dracut, Massachusetts. He passed away on November 8th, 1968.

Wendell Scott

Wendell Scott is a nascar driver.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Wendell

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wendell


Wendell is a soccer player for the Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Iraty Sport Club, Londrina Esporte Clube, Paraná Clube, Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, and Brazil national under-20 football team. Wendell was born on July 20th, 1993 in Fortaleza.

Ryan Wendell

Ryan Wendell is a football player for the New England Patriots. Ryan was born on March 4th, 1986 in Diamond Bar, California.

Bill Wendell

Bill Wendell was an announcer. He was most active from 1950 to 1995. Bill was given the name William Joseph Wenzel, Jr. on March 22nd, 1924 in New York City. He left this life on April 14th, 1999.

Turk Wendell

Turk Wendell is a baseball player. Turk was born on May 19th, 1967 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

Jonas Wendell

Jonas Wendell was a preacher. Jonas was born on December 25th, 1815. He left this life on August 14th, 1873.

Johnny Angel Wendell

Johnny Angel Wendell is a hardcore punk, hard rock, and parody musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1978. Johnny was born on June 24th, 1956.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wendell U.S.
  White 92.96% 64.26%
  African American 1.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.39% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.94% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wendell

People with the last name Wendell are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Wendell

  • How Popular is the name Wendell? Wendell is the 979th most popular name of all time. As a last name Wendell was the 8,244th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Wendell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 53,840 babies born with the first name Wendell in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wendell to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wendell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Wendell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wendell is Monday, March 18th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Wendell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wendell was in 1940 with a total of 1,625 babies. That's a lot of babies named Wendell!
  • Random Wendell Factoid: According to the 1915 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wendell ranks 63rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 9 babies in Vermont have the same name in 1915.
  • Weird things about the name Wendell: The name spelled backwards is Llednew. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Leelwdn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wendell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,020 people with the last name Wendell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wendell? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Wendell as their last name.
  • Wendell name meaning

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