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Gender: Female Meaning of Wendell: "to travel, to proceed" Origin of Wendell: German

Wendell Origin and Meaning

The name Wendell is a girl's name of German origin meaning "to travel, to proceed".

Old man's name just conceivable for a girl--makes a new spin on Wendy.

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AldabellaxWulfe Says:

2015-05-02T13:22:33

Just because Wendell isn't as stereotypically butch as other boy names doesn't mean that it isn't 'hulking' - though I was using the term as a generalization.

Also, don't play the whole 'not everyone looks at gender boundaries so strictly' thing.The entire boy names on girls trend is incredibly sexist, nay misogynistic. Because it perpetuates the stereotype that masculinity is desirable and empowering, whereas femininity is sub-par - hence why no one seems to be using girl names on boys and, indeed, discourage 'less manly' names such as Wendell being used on boys.

Having said that, I am a young woman with a male name. It has never done me any favours. I have hated it ever since I was old enough to understand the most basic concepts of masculinity and femininity and now find it exceedingly hard to feel feminine while carrying around a man's name - a reality that boy-names-on-girls lovers never seem to take into consideration. Many girls hate their names because they're too old or too modern or too common, but to date I have never met a girl who hated her name because it was feminine. On the flip-side, how many girls do you think dislike or loathe their own name because it is a straight up male name?

I'm not looking to argue with you, but I don't think you've thought your argument through as well as you should have. Ultimately, I wouldn't mind gender-bending names if all names were acceptable for both sexes. But only boy names on girls seems to be acceptable, and I cannot abide by such startling sexism and neither should anyone else.

bootsie Says:

2015-05-02T01:31:11

I find it funny that this is listed as a possibility for girls because as a kid, I thought Wendell, the Cinnamon Toast Crunch mascot, was a woman.

bootsie Says:

2015-05-02T01:30:04

I definitely don't think of Wendell as "hulking", it's rather nerdy. And maybe someone just likes the name Wendell and wants to use it on their daughter? Not everyone looks at gender boundaries so strictly, and just because a name has traditionally been used on boys doesn't mean that everyone sees it as inherently masculine, nor are they trying to push masculinity on their daughter with a name. I've met several girls with traditionally "male" names that definitely don't have any complexes about it.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:

2015-03-07T10:52:48

Firstly, I don't think that the possibility of a feminine nickname is enough of a justification to use an outright masculine name on a girl.

Secondly, if a parent deliberately sets out to choose a masculine name for their daughter, then why on Earth would they use a feminine nickname since that completely defeats the purpose of their choice?

Overall, I'm really tired of this "Let's push hyper masculine names on girls" thing that you've got going on, Nameberry. Because it's not as if girls are lacking in unusual and rare choices. Not only that but, do you ever take into account how a girl with a big, clunky, hulking masculine name will feel? Why is femininity in names not considered to be good enough anymore? I just don't understand. Why not advertise feminine choices: Gwendolyn, Wendolyn and Wendelina?

faithnamer Says:

2014-08-06T20:24:57

I can't really imagine this on a girl, even though it has the cute nn possibilities of Wendy and Delly.