Meaning and Name Origin
Kendal \k(e)-ndal, ken-dal\ as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Kendal) is of Old English origin, and Kendal means "the Kent river valley". Kendal is a form of Kendall (Old English): place name for the river in England. Somewhat infrequently used as a birth name for girls. Name used for both girls and boys.
Kendal is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3636 out of 4276, Top 85%) and also a somewhat popular last name for all people (#83028 out of 88799, Top 93%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Kendal for girls. Kendal entered the list in 1993 and reached its highest position of #513 in the U.S. in 2004, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Kendal and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Kendal appearing in the Top 1000 are Kendall (#131 the previous year), Kyndall, Kyndal and Kendyl. Usage of these girl names was at its apex in 2011 and is somewhat lower today, with the versions Kendal and Kyndall becoming less trendy. Kendall (#131) is the most trendy girl name in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Kenda. Like Kendal, this name is not frequently used.