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Name Wessel

Origin:From Old High German words for Warni and army, warriorTools:

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Languages of use:Dutch
US 2015 rank:not in the Top 1000; other popularity lists see below
Similarly written:Jesse, Jesse, Russel, Wendel, Wenzel, Wesley     Details
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About Werner, the group of names with the same origin as Wessel

Language of origin:Old High German
Info about origin:old Germanic two-element name
 the first name element Warin derives from the name Warni of a Germanic tribe
 at the root of the name of this tribe is probably a root with the meanings of to warn, to preserve, to guard
Words:warin = the Warni (the members of the Teutonic tribe of the Warni)  Old High German
 heri = the army, the warrior  Old High German
 warjan = to preserve, the guard, to protect  Old High German
Topics:Two-element name
Variants' top ranks:4:Werner Germany 2005,  85:Wessel Netherlands 2010
Old/original forms:Warinheri Old High German, Werinher Old High German, Wezil Dutch
Name variants:Garnier, Guarniero, Verner, Werner, Wernher, Wessel   Sortable list   Details

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NetherlandsGraph2010 852009 93,  2008 94