Wendell Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Wendell:
Of uncertain etymology, Wendell is generally believed to be derived from the Germanic wenden (to travel, to proceed on one’s way), or from Wend, a term denoting a member of the old Slavic people who now live in an enclave south of Berlin. Var: Wendel.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Personal experiences with the name Wendell
My dad's name is Wendell. People always spell is name wrong. He goes by Wen or Wendell mostly. He likes to say his name as Wen-Dell (like the computer) but everyone says is Wen-dull.
- Nicknames for Wendell
Wen, Wend, Wendy, Dell
- Meanings and history of the name Wendell
German origin meaning "a wend".
- Famous real-life people named Wendell
Wendell Berry, American poet, essayist and environmentalist
Wendell Wilkie, Republican nominee for U.S. President in 1940 (lost to FDR)
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., 19th-century American author and physician
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., early 20th-century Supreme Court Justice
- Wendell in song, story & screen
Wendell Bray, a recurring intern (character) on the hit show Bones, played by Michael Grant Terry.