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Gender: M Origin of Mendel: Yiddish variation of Menachem

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

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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, character in musical "Falsettos"