Wendelin - Meaning of Wendelin

What does Wendelin mean?

[ syll. wen-de-lin, we-ndel-in ] The baby boy name Wendelin is also used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is WEHNDihLaeN †. Wendelin is a Dutch and German name of Germanic origin. The name is of the meaning wanderer. It is from the element 'wend' which means Wends, Vandals. The first name is derived from the name of a Slavonic tribe, the Wends, living within Germanic settlement areas after the migration period; they are often associated with the Vandals. The first name evolved as a short form or pet form of other names starting with 'Wendel-'. The name was borne by Saint Wendelin (554-617), patron saint of herdsmen, who popularized the name in Germany. The first name was adopted by English speakers from the 19th century. The name Wendelle (English) is the female equivalent of Wendelin.

Vendelín (Czech), Wandelin (Polish), Wendall (English), Wendel (German), and Wendell (English) are variants of Wendelin.

See also the related categories, wanderer (gypsy), english, settlement (village), dutch, and german.

Wendelin is not regularly used as a baby name for boys. It is listed outside of the top 1000 names.

A baby name that sounds like Wendelin is the name Wandelin (Polish).

† approx English pronunciation for Wendelin: W as in "we (W.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)"

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