Meneldil (Quenyan for 'Lover of the Heavens') (SA 3318 - TA 158, r. TA 2 - TA 158) was the son and fourth child of Anárion, and was recorded as being the last man born in Númenor before the downfall. He had three older siblings, all apparently sisters.
It is doubtful whether he was King by right, as his father was only the regent for Gondor, under the High King Isildur. His young cousin Valandil, by right King of both Arnor and Gondor, would have legally been his overlord, but no claim by Valandil was ever made. It was in any case unlikely Meneldil would easily give up his right to rule to a much younger cousin he had never seen. In any case, the people of Gondor did not resist Meneldil's claim on the throne, and King Valandil and his heirs made no serious attempts to regain control over Gondor until after Anárion's line had failed. In effect, Meneldil now had severed Gondor from Arnor, but the title of High King remained with the northern line.
Isildur (as High King)
Anárion (as regent for Isildur)
|King of Gondor|
TA 2 - TA 158
|Kings of Gondor|
Elendil | Isildur | Meneldil | Cemendur | Eärendil | Anardil | Ostoher | Rómendacil I | Turambar | Atanatar I | Siriondil | Tarannon Falastur | Eärnil I | Ciryandil | Hyarmendacil I | Atanatar II Alcarin | Narmacil I | Calmacil | Rómendacil II | Valacar | Eldacar | Castamir the Usurper | Eldacar (restored) | Aldamir | Hyarmendacil II | Minardil | Telemnar | Tarondor | Telumehtar Umbardacil | Narmacil II | Calimehtar | Ondoher | Eärnil II | Eärnur | Aragorn II Elessar | Eldarion