Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. VEHN-dəl(German)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Old short form of Germanic names beginning with the element wentil meaning "a Vandal". The Vandals were a Germanic tribe who invaded Spain and North Africa in the 5th century. Their tribal name, which may mean "wanderer", was later applied to other groups such as the Wends, a Slavic people living between the Elbe and the Oder.

This is another name for Saint Wendelin.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesVendelín(Czech) Wandal, Wandalin, Wendelin(Germanic) Vendel(Hungarian) Vendelín(Slovak)



Entry updated December 7, 2022