Wessel

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Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian

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Origin and Meaning

Low German and Frisian pet form of Werner (see Warinheri) [1] [2]

Related Names

Vessel
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Norwegian
Wessel
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Wessel
Genitive: Wessels
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Wessel
Genitive: Wesselin
Partitive: Wesseliä
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Wessel
Genitive: Wessels
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Wessel
Genitive: Wessels

Further Information

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Peter Jansen Wessel Tordenskiold (28 October 1690 – 12 November 1720), Norwegian nobleman and an eminent naval flag officer in the service of the Royal Dano-Norwegian Navy. Wessel was his surname. [1]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[3]
9 29 0 4 9 25
Norway Norway[4]
11
n.a.
0
n.a.
11
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[5]
8
n.a.
0
n.a.
8
n.a.
Finland Finland[6]
n.a.
8 0 0
n.a.
8
Greenland Greenland[7]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Wessel.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  3. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  4. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  5. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  7. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/