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What does Kendra mean?

Kendra Pronunciation of Kendra [kendra] as a girls' name is pronounced KEN-drah. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Kendra is "greatest champion". From Cynwrig which also possibly means "high hill". Also possibly from the Gaelic name Mac Eanraig meaning "son of Henry", or the Old English names Ceneric meaning "bold power", and Cyneric meaning "royal power". Also possibly a modern blend of Ken and Sandra or Andrea. See also Keandra.

Associated with: hill (mountain), gaelic, old, bold (brave), power, royal (queen), modern, blend.


Kendra has 20 variants: Kandra, Kena, Kenda, Kendrah, Kendrea, Kendri, Kendria, Kendrie, Kendrya, Keni, Kenia, Kenna, Kennah, Kenndra, Kenndrea, Kindra, Kinna, Kyndra, Kyndria and Lakendra.

27 more relations via Andrea, Keandra, Sandra: Aindrea, Andera, Andra, Andre, Andri, Andria, Aondrea, Aundrea, Keandria, Keaundra, Kiandra, Kiandria, Ohndrea, Ohndria, Ondrea, Ondria, Onndrea, Onndria, Sahndra, Sanda, Sandria, Sanndra, Saundra, Sohndra, Sondra, Sonndra and Zandra.

Creative forms:
(female) Kaidra, Kerdra, ..

(male) Kenka, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kendra Jazelle (K.J.), ..

How popular is Kendra?

Kendra is a very prominent first name for women (#403 out of 4276, Top 9%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#26419 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Kendra was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest rank of #117 in the U.S. in 1990, and is at #342 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kendra name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kendra outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Andra, Andre, Andrea (#117 the previous year), Andria, Aundrea, Henry, Keandra, Kena, Kenda, Kenia (#777), Kenna (#676), Kindra, Kyndra, Lakendra, Sandra (#831), Saundra, Sondra and Zandra are the popular variation forms of Kendra (#342 the previous year). These forms of Kendra were popular with parents during the years 1940-1949 (adoption of 3.04%) and are now significantly less popular (adoption 0.28%, 91%), with forms like Saundra becoming less fashionable. Kenia and Kenna are two of the more chic girl names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kendra, Andra, Andre, Andrea, Andria in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aundrea, Henry, Keandra, Kena, Kenda in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kenia, Kenna, Kindra, Kyndra, Lakendra in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sandra, Saundra, Sondra, Zandra in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kendra, Andrea, Sandra outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kendra is pronounced similarly to Candra. Other suggested similar names are Cedra, Cyndra, Deadra, Deandra, Dedra, Deedra, Deidra, Deondra, Fedra, Genara, Jenara, Jenda, Jeondra, Kanara, Keara, Keera, Kefira, Keira, Kelda, Kendal, Kendis, Kendyl, Kenina, Kennia, Kennya, Kenya, Kenza, Kera, Kerra, Ketura, Landra, Leandra, Lenda, Lenora, Leondra, Menora, Neddra, Nedra, Needra, Ondra, Pandra, Tedra, Tundra, Vondra, Wenda, Xandra, Zenda and Zondra. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kendra.

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