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Wendell

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How popular is the baby name Wendell in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 0 6
1881 8 0 8
1883 7 0 7
1884 11 0 11
1885 9 0 9
1886 12 0 12
1887 8 0 8
1888 17 0 17
1889 5 0 5
1890 11 0 11
1891 8 0 8
1892 21 0 21
1893 11 0 11
1894 21 0 21
1895 23 0 23
1896 18 0 18
1897 24 0 24
1898 23 0 23
1899 22 0 22
1900 30 0 30
1901 18 0 18
1902 38 0 38
1903 22 0 22
1904 32 0 32
1905 31 0 31
1906 40 0 40
1907 42 0 42
1908 63 0 63
1909 50 0 50
1910 69 0 69
1911 94 0 94
1912 212 0 212
1913 252 9 243
1914 350 0 350
1915 491 0 491
1916 515 0 515
1917 466 0 466
1918 519 0 519
1919 473 0 473
1920 555 11 544
1921 592 5 587
1922 609 9 600
1923 622 5 617
1924 634 0 634
1925 688 7 681
1926 643 0 643
1927 633 8 625
1928 664 8 656
1929 651 10 641
1930 679 7 672
1931 651 10 641
1932 655 5 650
1933 599 6 593
1934 618 0 618
1935 661 6 655
1936 628 0 628
1937 592 9 583
1938 586 6 580
1939 595 0 595
1940 1,650 25 1,625
1941 1,108 15 1,093
1942 860 13 847
1943 816 6 810
1944 701 5 696
1945 597 10 587
1946 625 12 613
1947 728 12 716
1948 687 11 676
1949 724 11 713
1950 854 12 842
1951 876 9 867
1952 885 7 878
1953 902 16 886
1954 974 23 951
1955 972 12 960
1956 1,020 9 1,011
1957 1,124 14 1,110
1958 1,201 11 1,190
1959 1,224 21 1,203
1960 1,155 11 1,144
1961 1,236 14 1,222
1962 1,114 21 1,093
1963 1,089 13 1,076
1964 1,035 20 1,015
1965 872 10 862
1966 723 7 716
1967 682 15 667
1968 627 15 612
1969 577 15 562
1970 537 0 537
1971 534 0 534
1972 442 9 433
1973 389 0 389
1974 329 0 329
1975 328 6 322
1976 284 0 284
1977 295 5 290
1978 325 6 319
1979 280 0 280
1980 322 5 317
1981 299 0 299
1982 310 7 303
1983 286 8 278
1984 257 0 257
1985 247 0 247
1986 233 0 233
1987 212 0 212
1988 239 0 239
1989 229 0 229
1990 222 0 222
1991 193 0 193
1992 186 0 186
1993 186 0 186
1994 153 0 153
1995 160 0 160
1996 120 0 120
1997 116 0 116
1998 104 0 104
1999 114 0 114
2000 99 0 99
2001 94 0 94
2002 107 0 107
2003 90 0 90
2004 92 0 92
2005 84 0 84
2006 96 0 96
2007 79 0 79
2008 88 0 88
2009 73 0 73
2010 61 0 61
2011 52 0 52
2012 72 0 72
2013 70 0 70
2014 78 0 78
2015 76 0 76

Want to know about the popularity of the Wendell baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 53,507 babies born with the name Wendell in the United States. That's more than enough Wendells to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Wendell" was in 1940 with a total of 1,625 babies. (That's a lot of baby Wendells)

According to the 1945 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Wendell" ranks #102 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 12 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1945. Across the entire United States a total of 597 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Wendell popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Wendell" mean? The list below shows the origins of Wendell as well as things modernly associated with the name Wendell such as celebrities named Wendell.

Origin and Meaning of Wendell

The name "Wendell" is of German origin, and it means "Wanderer, Seeker". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wendell Pierce

Wendell Pierce is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1986 to present. Wendell was born in 1962 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Wendell

Wendell August
Wendell Primus
Wendell Willkie
Wendell Berry
Wendell Bray
Wendell Phillips
Wendell Scott

Alternative Meanings

W is for warm hearted, it's you!

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

D is for desire, your thoughts do aspire.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

Your name in reverse order is "Llednew". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Leedlwn". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Wendell born Dec 25, 2012

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Russia approximately on 1500. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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