Mendel

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since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Mendel

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  • A submission from Israel says the name Mendel means "Yiddish from the Hebrew Menachem, meaning "one who provides comfort." "...most Yiddish names were not considered proper names until recently, and were originally considered nicknames for one's proper Hebrew name. Yiddish nicknames typically take the first 2-3 letters of a Hebrew name and add a diminutive Yiddish suffix conveying affection. So, in this case, we have the first letters of Menachem (Men) with a Yiddish diminutive suffix (del)."" and is of Hebrew origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mendel
Gregor Johann Mendel, founder of the science of genetics (1822-1884); Gregor Mendel.
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  1. Augustinian monk and botanist whose experiments in breeding garden peas led to his eventual recognition as founder of the science of genetics (1822-1884)
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Notable Persons Named Mendel

Milton Berle was an actor and comedian. His most notable accomplishments were from 1914 to 2000. Milton was given the name Mendel Berlinger on July 12th, 1908 in New York City, New York, U.S. Milton is also known as Mr. Television and Uncle Miltie. He left this life on March 27th, 2002.

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Mendel Rosenblum is an academic and businessman. Mendel was born in 1962.

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Emanuel Lehman was a banker and bank. Emanuel was given the name Mendel Lehmann on February 15th, 1827 in Rimpar. Emanuel is also known as Lehmann and Mendel. He left this life on January 10th, 1907.

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Mendel Stromn is a comics character.

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Mendel was born on June 27th, 1913. He breathed his last breath on April 30th, 1945.

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Mendel was born on October 23rd, 1942 in North Charleston, South Carolina. He breathed his last breath on May 13th, 2007.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Mendel

Gregor Mendel was a scientist in the field of genetics. Gregor was given the name Johann Mendel on July 20th, 1822 in Heinzendorf bei Odrau, Austrian Empire. He breathed his last breath on January 6th, 1884.

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Nate Mendel is an alternative rock, post-grunge, grunge, hardcore punk, punk rock, indie rock, post-hardcore, and emo musician. He was most prominent from 1982 to present. Nate was given the name Nathan Gregor Mendel on December 2nd, 1968 in Richland, Washington.

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Marie was given the name Marie Louise Elizabeth Mendel by her parents Duke Ludwig Wilhelm in Bavaria (1831–1920) and Henriette Mendel on February 24th, 1858 in Augsburg. She left this life on July 4th, 1940.

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Lafayette Mendel was a in the field of biochemist. Lafayette was born on February 5th, 1872 in Delhi, New York. He left this life on December 9th, 1935.

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Henriette was born on July 31st, 1833 in Darmstadt. She died on November 12th, 1891.

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Gerard was born in 1930. He died on October 14th, 2004.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 7 0 7
1913 7 0 7
1914 13 0 13
1915 16 0 16
1916 10 0 10
1917 13 0 13
1918 10 0 10
1919 11 0 11
1920 9 0 9
1921 5 0 5
1922 14 0 14
1923 12 0 12
1924 13 0 13
1925 13 0 13
1926 8 0 8
1928 9 0 9
1929 10 0 10
1930 6 0 6
1931 9 0 9
1932 6 0 6
1933 10 0 10
1934 8 0 8
1935 7 0 7
1936 5 0 5
1937 6 0 6
1938 6 0 6
1939 8 0 8
1941 5 0 5
1943 13 0 13
1944 9 0 9
1945 5 0 5
1947 8 0 8
1948 11 0 11
1949 11 0 11
1950 13 0 13
1951 13 0 13
1952 20 0 20
1953 10 0 10
1954 24 0 24
1955 20 0 20
1956 28 0 28
1957 25 0 25
1958 25 0 25
1959 23 0 23
1960 18 0 18
1961 17 0 17
1962 6 0 6
1963 6 0 6
1964 6 0 6
1965 9 0 9
1966 6 0 6
1967 10 0 10
1968 11 0 11
1969 14 0 14
1970 13 0 13
1971 18 0 18
1972 13 0 13
1973 16 0 16
1974 15 0 15
1975 23 0 23
1976 23 0 23
1977 19 0 19
1978 18 0 18
1979 18 0 18
1980 16 0 16
1981 13 0 13
1982 11 0 11
1983 15 0 15
1984 19 0 19
1985 14 0 14
1986 15 0 15
1987 22 0 22
1988 12 0 12
1989 25 0 25
1990 26 0 26
1991 19 0 19
1992 20 0 20
1993 21 0 21
1994 25 0 25
1995 28 0 28
1996 45 0 45
1997 28 0 28
1998 33 0 33
1999 40 0 40
2000 35 0 35
2001 37 0 37
2002 49 0 49
2003 34 0 34
2004 44 0 44
2005 44 0 44
2006 55 0 55
2007 55 0 55
2008 53 0 53
2009 72 0 72
2010 69 0 69
2011 54 0 54
2012 74 0 74
2013 62 0 62
2014 73 0 73
2015 79 0 79
2016 60 0 60
2017 65 0 65
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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Popularity of Mendel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mendel U.S.
  White 87.47% 64.26%
  African American 0.76% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mendel

People with the last name Mendel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Mendel

  • How Popular is the name Mendel? Mendel is the 6,283rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Mendel was the 11,846th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mendel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,254 babies born with the first name Mendel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mendel to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mendel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Mendel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mendel is Saturday, March 17th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Mendel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mendel was in 2015 with a total of 79 babies.
  • Random Mendel Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mendel is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 45 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Mendel: Your name in reverse order is Lednem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lmeend. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mendel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,642 people with the last name Mendel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mendel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mendel as their last name since less than 1 person in 111k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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