What does Kendra mean?
Kendra \k(e)-nd-ra, ken-dra\ 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.
Kendra has 27 more related variations 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.
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)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Kendra for girls. Kendra was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its highest rank of #117 in the U.S. in 1990, and is at #259 presently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Andrea (#125 the previous year), Andria, Henry, Kenia (#856), Kenna (#842), Sandra (#800), Saundra and Sondra are the popular variation forms of Kendra (#259 the previous year). These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.3882%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.2353%, down 39.4%), with forms like Andria, Henry, Sandra, Saundra and Sondra falling out of fashion. Andrea (#125) and Kendra (#259) are two of the more chic girl names in this list. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Kendra and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Kendra is pronounced similarly to Candra. Like Kendra, this name is not frequently used.