- this week

Gender: Male Origin of Mendel: Yiddish variation of Menachem Meaning of Menachem: Hebrew, "the comforter"

The name Mendel is a boy's name of Yiddish origin. Mendel and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

Mendel is an Old World Jewish name that is also the surname of the founder of genetics.

Find other names based on Mendel using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Mendel

Mendel Sachs, American theoretical physicist
Mendel Jackson Davis, U.S. Congressman from South Carolina
Mitchell Bryan (Mendel) Schwartz, American NFL player
Mendel Berlinger, birth name of American comedian Milton Berle
Mendel Portugali, Moldovian Second Aliya figure, founder of the Hashomer movement
Menachem Mendel Schneersohn, Ukrainian-Russian Lubavitcher Rebbe
Gregor Johann Mendel, German-Czech geneticist
(Chona Menachem) Mendel Weinbach, American rabbi and founder of baal teshuva

Pop Culture References for the name Mendel

Mendel, character in book/movie "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"
Mendel Weisenbachfeld, character in musical "Falsettos"