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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Wessel

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Alt. Meaning

W is for wisdom, you acquire with age.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

S is for strength, there when needed.

E is for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

L is for little, the little things you do.

Notable Persons Named Wessel

Wessel Dammers is a soccer player for the SC Cambuur, Feyenoord, and Netherlands national under-19 football team. Wessel was born on March 1st, 1995 in Ouderkerk aan den IJssel, Netherlands.


Wessel Harmensz Gansfort was a theology, humanism, theologian, and humanist. Wessel was born in 1419 in Groningen. Wessel is also known as Johan Wessel. He died on October 4th, 1489.


Wessel Roux is a rugby union player and rugby union. His ongoing career started in 2002. Wessel was born on October 18th, 1975 in Bothaville, South Africa.


Wessel was born on May 31st, 1990 in Windhoek.


Wessel is also known as Lt Gen W.G. Kritzinger.


Wessel Verhaar is an athlete for the Houston Dutch Lions.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Wessel

Horst Wessel is a military person.


Caspar Wessel was a in the field of mathematics. Caspar was born on June 8th, 1745 in Vestby. He passed away on March 25th, 1818.


Mike was born on December 2nd, 1977 in Celina, Ohio.


His most notable accomplishments were from 1935 to 1966. Dick was given the name Richard M. Wessel on April 20th, 1913 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. He passed away on April 20th, 1965.


David Meyer Wessel is a business journalism and economics journalist. David was born on February 21st, 1954. David is also known as Wessel and David Meyer (full name).


Walter was born on April 21st, 1892 in Lautenthal. He breathed his last breath on July 20th, 1943.


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Popularity of Wessel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wessel U.S.
  White 95.08% 64.26%
  African American 0.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.78% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.42% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.55% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.86% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wessel

People with the last name Wessel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Wessel

  • How Popular is the name Wessel? As a last name Wessel was the 5,262nd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Wessel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Wessel is Sunday, January 11th, 1880.
  • How unique is the name Wessel? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Wessel. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Wessel: Your name in reverse order is Lessew. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lsseew. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wessel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,630 people with the last name Wessel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wessel? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Wessel as their last name.

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