Infographic of Wendell name meaning, which is “A wanderer or traveler,” based on the Anglo-Saxon wendan, to turn or go. Also spelled Wendel.
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Wendell Name Popularity

How popular is the name Wendell? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 348 22 0.0062%
1911 321 36 0.0097%
1912 247 162 0.0321%
1913 260 175 0.0309%
1914 226 303 0.0435%
1915 212 461 0.0507%
1916 214 479 0.0496%
1917 235 427 0.0427%
1918 232 487 0.0454%
1919 240 449 0.0429%
1920 230 518 0.0466%
1921 222 565 0.0493%
1922 226 561 0.0504%
1923 209 596 0.0532%
1924 211 615 0.053%
1925 203 665 0.0588%
1926 210 617 0.0561%
1927 213 591 0.0534%
1928 204 632 0.0591%
1929 204 617 0.0596%
1930 202 653 0.0625%
1931 202 616 0.0624%
1932 194 627 0.0635%
1933 199 557 0.0598%
1934 200 584 0.0604%
1935 200 602 0.0619%
1936 195 595 0.0618%
1937 200 568 0.0576%
1938 211 544 0.0531%
1939 206 566 0.0556%
1940 114 1,614 0.1518%
1941 156 1,074 0.0954%
1942 184 830 0.0657%
1943 199 785 0.0601%
1944 210 666 0.0537%
1945 223 562 0.0461%
1946 251 580 0.0393%
1947 243 697 0.0418%
1948 247 644 0.0403%
1949 244 686 0.0426%
1950 218 812 0.0504%
1951 221 845 0.0498%
1952 225 848 0.0486%
1953 228 850 0.048%
1954 227 918 0.0502%
1955 229 943 0.0513%
1956 229 985 0.0522%
1957 226 1,097 0.057%
1958 219 1,166 0.0617%
1959 226 1,182 0.0622%
1960 238 1,123 0.0593%
1961 222 1,204 0.0638%
1962 233 1,062 0.0578%
1963 229 1,050 0.0585%
1964 242 977 0.0555%
1965 253 827 0.0506%
1966 276 673 0.0431%
1967 280 626 0.0413%
1968 307 561 0.0374%
1969 329 523 0.0339%
1970 343 514 0.0323%
1971 342 499 0.0332%
1972 381 388 0.0285%
1973 403 335 0.0258%
1974 434 290 0.0223%
1975 453 271 0.0211%
1976 459 249 0.0193%
1977 465 255 0.0189%
1978 451 273 0.0203%
1979 495 236 0.0167%
1980 479 265 0.0181%
1981 483 253 0.0172%
1982 480 268 0.0179%
1983 501 237 0.0161%
1984 546 204 0.0137%
1985 572 189 0.0125%
1986 565 202 0.0134%
1987 612 172 0.0113%
1988 612 192 0.0123%
1989 636 192 0.0119%
1990 643 200 0.0121%
1991 699 157 0.0096%
1992 772 134 0.0084%
1993 773 136 0.0087%
1994 885 100 0.0065%
1995 824 119 0.0079%
1996 1,098 62 0.0041%
1997 1,021 79 0.0053%
1998 1,197 53 0.0035%
1999 1,206 56 0.0037%
2000 1,440 39 0.0026%
2001 1,409 42 0.0028%
2002 1,227 63 0.0042%
2003 1,446 43 0.0028%
2004 1,570 37 0.0024%
2005 1,688 32 0.0021%
2006 1,422 55 0.0035%
2007 1,757 31 0.002%
2008 1,726 33 0.0021%
2009 1,814 28 0.0019%
2010 1,838 26 0.0018%
2011 2,692 6 0.0004%
2012 2,043 18 0.0013%
2013 1,948 19 0.0013%
2014 1,761 28 0.0019%
2015 1,956 20 0.0014%
2016 1,676 34 0.0024%
2017 1,790 26 0.0019%
2018 2,298 11 0.0008%
2019 1,621 35 0.0026%

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Names Like Wendell

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What names are variants of Wendell?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Wendell.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Wendale

Wanderer

German

Wendall

Wanderer

German

Wendel

Wanderer

German


What names sound like Wendell?

If you like how Wendell sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Wendell.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Vondell

Hope

Scandinavian

Wyndell

Friend

English


Lists With Wendell

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Siblings of Wendell

Mamas with kids named Wendell also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Maeve

Intoxicating

Irish

1 Comment

  1. We chose Wendell for our son because we thought it was a strong but unique name. Before we were pregnant we would jokingly have name conversations and they usually lasted five minutes and us concluding that we generally would never be able to both like a name one day. After getting pregnant it just clicked though. Wendell is the man who married us middle name and it’s also the name of one of our favorite poets, Wendell Berry. We didn’t find out the gender, but we have names picked out for either and now 9 months in our Wendell fits his name super well. I can hardly recall life without little Wen next to us.


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