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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Wessels

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Alt. Meaning

W is for warm hearted, it's you!

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

S is for superb, a great attitude about life.

S is for select, as few are chosen.

E is for eager, let's get started!

L is for lucky, who is more?

S is for share, your talents, time, and possessions with others

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wessels

Charlotte Wessels is a gothic metal, jazz, and symphonic metal singer-songwriter. She plays Clarinet and Vocals. She was most active from 2004 to present. Charlotte was given the name Johanna Charlotte Wessels on May 13th, 1987.


Kepler Wessels is a cricketer. Kepler was born on September 14th, 1957 in Bloemfontein.


Riki Wessels is a cricketer. Riki was born on November 12th, 1985 in Nambour, Queensland, Australia.


Stefan Wessels is a soccer player for the FC Bayern Munich II, FC Bayern Munich, FC Köln, Everton F.C., VfL Osnabrück, FC Basel, Odense Boldklub, Germany national under-21 football team, and Germany national football B team. Stefan was born on February 28th, 1979 in Rahden.


Leon Wessels is a Minister of Local Government, Minister of Planning, and Provincial Affairs. Leon was born on April 19th, 1946 in Kroonstad.


Robbie was born on October 30th, 1980.


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Popularity of Wessels as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wessels U.S.
  White 94.17% 64.26%
  African American 1.39% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.42% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.39% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.24% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wessels

People with the last name Wessels are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Wessels

  • How Popular is the name Wessels? As a last name Wessels was the 8,641st most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Wessels? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Wessels was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Wessels: Your name in reverse order is Slessew. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Elwssse. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wessels? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,805 people with the last name Wessels.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wessels? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Wessels as their last name.

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