What does Kendal mean?
Kendal /kend-al/ [2 sylls.] 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 an alternate form of Kendall (Old English). Kendl is a common surname.
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. 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)
Kendall (#131 the previous year), Kyndall, Kyndal and Kendyl are the popular alternative forms of Kendal appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names was at its apex in 2011 (usage of 0.2764%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.1738%, down 37.1%), with the versions Kendal and Kyndall becoming less trendy. Kendall (#131) is the most trendy girl name in this compilation. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Kendal and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Kenda. Like Kendal, this name is not frequently used.