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Meaning and Origin of: Wendel

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Teutonic : A wend

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Dutch and German : from a pet form of a short form, Wando, of a compound Germanic personal name beginning with wand ‘to go’, ‘to migrate’.
  • German : metonymic occupational name for a turner, from Middle High German wendel ‘to turn’ or Middle Low German wendelen ‘to turn, twist’.
  • South German : from a short form of Wendelin.