What does Kendal mean?
Kendal [kendal] as a name for girls (also used less commonly as boys' name Kendal) is of Old English origin, and Kendal means "the Kent river valley". Kendal is an alternate form of Kendall (Old English).
(female) Kendally, Kendly, ..
(male) Kendalin, Kendalla, ..
How popular is Kendal?
Kendal is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3636 out of 4276, Top 85%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#62961 out of 150436, Top 42%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Kendal for girls. Kendal entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its highest position of #513 in the U.S. in 2004, and is at #1262 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Kendall (#147 from current records), Kyndall (#934), Kendyl (#1305) and Kyndal (#1354) are the popular alternative forms of Kendal (#1262 from current records) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Kendal was at its apex in 2011 (usage of 0.22%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.18%, down 19%), but with the version Kendal becoming somewhat dated. Kyndall and Kendall are two of the more trendy girl names in this compilation.
Suggested similar names are Adal, Addal (see Adalia), Cindal, Jenda, Kandace, Kandee, Kandie, Kandis, Kandra, Kandy, Keala, Kealy, Keana, Keanna, Keara, Kecia, Keela, Keelan, Keena, Keera, Keevah, Keiba, Keila, Keilah, Kelda, Kellan, Kellda (see Kelda), Kelsa, Kena, Kenadee, Kenda, Kendice, Kendis, Kendra, Kendrah, Kendrea, Kendri, Kendria, Kendrie, Kendrya (see Kendra), Kenia▲, Kenna▲, Kennah, Kenndra, Kennia, Kennya, Kenya, Kenza, Kenzie▲, Kenzy, Keona, Keonna, Kera, Kerra, Kerran, Kerryl, Keryl, Kesha▼, Kesia, Keva, Keyla▲, Kezia, Kina, Kindra, Kinna, Koral, Korenda, Kyndra, Lenda, Meral, Merial, Teal, Wenda, Wendall and Zenda. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kendal.See names in meaning and etymology.