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Meaning and Origin of: Mandel

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First name origins & meanings:

  • German : Almond
  • German : Almond

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from Middle High German mandel, Middle Dutch mandel, or Yiddish mandl ‘almond’. This could have been a topographic name for someone who lived by an almond tree or a metonymic occupational name for a seller of almonds. In the case of the Jewish name, it is one of the many ornamental surnames referring to different types of trees and their fruit.
  • German : possibly a habitational name from any of various places named Mandel, for example near Bingen, or Mandeln.
  • South German and Austrian : variant of Mandl.
  • Dutch : from Middle Dutch mandel(e), a term denoting a certain number of sheaves of harvested wheat (12–15).
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : variant of Mendel.