Other Forms FormsBachtel, Bechtel, Bechtle, Bechler, Bendel, Bechel, Bechtol, Becher
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Meaning & History
Variant of German Bechtel. Famous bearers are Alison Bechdel (Dykes to Watch Out For comic strip creator and author) and John Bechdel (industrial and alternative metal keyboardist). The Bechdel-Test (named after Alison Bechdel) is a legitimate measure of the representation of women in fiction.