First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hodel

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Alt. Meaning

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

D is for desire, your thoughts do aspire.

E is for early, promptness is a virtue

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Hodel

George was born on October 10th, 1907. He breathed his last breath on May 16th, 1999.


Donald P. Hodel is an office holder. Donald was born on May 23rd, 1935 in Portland, Oregon.


Max Hödel is a criminal.


Nathan Hodel is an american football player. His most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to 2009. Nathan was born on November 11th, 1977 in Fairview Heights, Illinois.


Merwin Hodel was a football player. Merwin was born on May 27th, 1931 in Rockford, Illinois. He passed away on June 15th, 1988.


Ronny Hodel is a soccer player for the FC Luzern, BSC Young Boys, FC Basel, FK Ventspils, and Switzerland national under-21 football team. Ronny was born on October 27th, 1982 in Horw.


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Popularity of Hodel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hodel U.S.
  White 94.33% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.08% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.53% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.61% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hodel

People with the last name Hodel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Hodel

  • How Popular is the name Hodel? As a last name Hodel was the 22,989th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Hodel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Hodel is Saturday, May 15th, 1897.
  • How unique is the name Hodel? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Hodel. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Hodel: Your name in reverse order is Ledoh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dhole. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hodel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,112 people with the last name Hodel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hodel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hodel as their last name since less than 1 person in 263k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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