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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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.