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Mainly U.S.: from the surname derived in the Middle Ages from the Continental Germanic personal name Wendel, in origin an ethnic name for a Wend, a member of the Slavic people living in the area between the Elbe and the Oder, who were overrun by Germanic migrants in the 12th century. It has been adopted as a given name as a result of the fame of the American writer Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–94) and his jurist son, also Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841–1935), members of a leading New England family.
847th in the U.S.

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Tens of Thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
56,655
to be exact
Hawaii
has the most people named Wendell per capita
1940
marked the height of its popularity
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100%
50%
55+
42%
30-54
6%
13-29
2%
0-12

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