Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. VEHN-dəl(German)
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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. 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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesWandal, Wandalin, Wendelin(Ancient Germanic) Vendelín(Czech) Vendel(Hungarian) Vendelín(Slovak)

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Entry updated November 20, 2020