Given Name WENDEL

GENDER: Masculine

Meaning & History

Old short form of Germanic names beginning with the element Wandal meaning "a Vandal". The Vandals were a Germanic tribe who invaded Spain and North Africa in the 5th century. The tribal name was later applied to other groups such as the Wends, a Slavic people living between the Elbe and the Oder.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Wandal, Wandalin, Wendelin (Ancient Germanic), Vendelín (Czech), Vendelín (Slovak)


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Entry updated July 2, 2017