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Meaning and name origin

Kendra \k(e)-nd-ra, ken-dra\ as a girl's 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 20 variant forms: Kandra, Kena, Kenda, Kendrah, Kendrea, Kendri, Kendria, Kendrie, Kendrya, Keni, Kenia, Kenna, Kennah, Kenndra, Kenndrea, Kindra, Kinna, Kyndra, Kyndria and Lakendra.


Kendra is a very popular first name for females (#403 out of 4276, Top 9%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#21483 out of 88799, Top 24%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kendra for girls (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kendra name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Kendra and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Andrea (#125), Kendra (#259), Sandra (#800), Kenna (#842), Kenia (#856) and Henry. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Andrea, Kendra, Sandra, Kenna, Kenia, Henry in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kendra is also pronounced similarly to Candra, Keandria, Keaundra and Kiandra. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kendra.