First name origin & meaning:
Teutonic: A wend
First name variations: Wedel, Wendell
Last name origins & meanings:
- Dutch and German: from a pet form of a short form,
Wando, of a compound Germanic personal name beginning with
wand ‘to go’, ‘to migrate’.
- German: metonymic occupational
name for a turner, from Middle High German wendel ‘to turn’ or
Middle Low German wendelen ‘to turn, twist’.
- South German: from a short form of Wendelin.
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