Wendell

Wendell - A very unique male name



  May 25,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Wendell, meaning to travel, to proceed, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #349. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Wendell and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Wendell? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Wendell. The baby boy name Wendell was given to 18 baby boys in 2012, ranking #2446 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 91,170 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Wendell peaked in popularity 79 years ago in 1940 on position 114.



Famous with this name

Wendell Pierce
Ruby Wendell
Wendell Corey


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Wendell is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Wendell is currently topping the baby name charts in Georgia at position #1,198 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,407.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Wendell is where you live.


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Wendell origin and meaning

Wendell is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means to travel, to proceed. To see famous people named Wendell, pop culture references for the name Wendell and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Wendell

We've found the following names that sound similar to Wendell, sorted by popularity.

Windell / Wendel / Wendall / Windle / Wendelin / Wyndell / Wendyl /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20122446
20113757
20102126
20092081
20081960
20072009
20061507
20051988
20041709
20031530
20021268
20011483
20001531
19991253
19981247
19971044
19961123
1995835
1994897
1993779
1992783
1991707
1990648
1989641
1988613
1987613
1986565
1985573
1984546
1983498
1982480
1981483
1980479
1979494
1978451
1977467
1976459
1975453
1974435
1973403
1972381
1971343
1970344
1969329
1968307
1967280
1966276
1965253
1964242
1963228
1962233
1961223
1960239
1959226
1958219
1957226
1956230
1955229
1954227
1953228
1952227
1951222
1950218
1949244
1948247
1947244
1946251
1945224
1944210
1943199
1942185
1941156
1940114
1939206
1938211
1937200
1936196
1935199
1934200
1933199
1932194
1931202
1930202
1929204
1928205
1927213
1926211
1925203
1924211
1923209
1922227
1921223
1920230
1919240
1918232
1917235
1916214
1915212
1914226
1913260
1912247
1911321
1910349

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Georgia1198
Pennsylvania1315
Florida1407

Even more about Wendell


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Wendell a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Wendell?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1940
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Wendell
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 91,170
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +18

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