Mendel \m(e)-ndel, men-del\ as a boy's name is of Farsi origin. Variant of Menachem. Also possibly (Semitic) "wisdom, learning". The father of modern genetics, Gregor Mendel, was a 19th-century Austrian priest and abbot of an order of monks.
Mendel has 2 variant forms: Mendell and Mendeley.
Baby names that sound like Mendel are Mandel, Mandell and Montel.