Given Name WENDELIN

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: VEN-de-leen (German)  [details]

Meaning & History

Old diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element Wandal (see WENDEL). Saint Wendelin was a 6th-century hermit of Trier in Germany.
VARIANT: Wandalin (Ancient Germanic)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Vendelín (Czech), Vendelín (Slovak)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 1527

Categories

diminutives, saints
Entry updated December 3, 2014