Windle name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Windle

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  1. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Windle means "Born on a Windy Hill, or as a habitational name from Windhill".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Win"dle
  1. A spindle; a kind of reel; a winch.
  2. [Zoöl] The redwing.(Prov. Eng)

Etymology: From Wind to turn


Perhaps from wind.

  1. (Britain, dialect) The redwing.

From Middle English windle, windel, from Old English windel (“basket”), from Proto-Germanic *windilaz (“wrap; diaper; plaitwork; basket”), equivalent to wind +‎ -le. Related to Old English windan (“to wind, twist”).

  1. An old English measure of corn, half a bushel.
  2. Any dried-out grass leaf or stalk in a field
    1. Also any of several species of grasses that leave such leaves or stalks, such as dog-tail grass, Plantago lanceolata
  3. Bent grass (Agrostis spp.).
  4. A windlass
  5. A reel for winding something into a bundle, such as winding string or yarn into skeins or straw into bundles.

    Notable Persons Named Windle

    Notable Persons Named Windle

    Windle Hill St Hill

    Windle was born on July 11th, 1839 in Saint-Omer. He left this life on May 31st, 1918.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Windle

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Windle

    Bob Windle

    Bob Windle is a swimmer. Bob was born on November 7th, 1944 in Waverley, New South Wales.

    John Windle

    John was born on May 21st, 1962 in Cookeville, Tennessee.

    Bertram Windle

    Bertram Windle was a in the field of comparative anatomy. Bertram was given the name Bertram Coghill Alan Windle on May 8th, 1858 in Mayfield, Staffordshire. He died on February 14th, 1929.

    Alan Hardwick Windle

    Alan was born on June 20th, 1942.

    Jeannette Windle

    Billy Windle

    Billy Windle was a soccer player for the Denaby United F.C., Leeds United F.C., Lincoln City F.C., Chester City F.C., and Caernarfon Town F.C. Billy was born on July 9th, 1920 in Maltby, England. He breathed his last breath in 2011.


    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Windle U.S.
      White 92.99% 64.26%
      African American 2.39% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.59% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.62% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.93% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 1.47% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Windle

    People with the last name Windle are most frequently White

    Entire United States

    Fun Facts about the name Windle

  1. How Popular is the name Windle? Windle is the 18,832nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Windle was the 10,515th most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Windle have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 413 babies born with the first name Windle in the United States. That's more than enough people named Windle to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Windle? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  4. When was Windle first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Windle is Wednesday, December 12th, 1883.
  5. What year had the most people named Windle born? The highest recorded use of the first name Windle was in 1941 with a total of 21 babies.
  6. Random Windle Factoid: According to the 1943 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Windle is not a popular baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Alabama have the same name in 1943.
  7. Weird things about the name Windle: The name spelled backwards is Eldniw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Lwdien. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Windle? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,051 people with the last name Windle.
  9. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Windle? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Windle as their last name.
  10. Windle name meaning

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