What does Kendall mean?
Kendall /kend-all/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used more widely as girls' name Kendall) is pronounced KEN-dal. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Kendall is "the Kent river valley".
Place name: a river in the west of England. Also possibly "bright river valley". Used as a given name since the 19th century.
How popular is Kendall?
Kendall is a very popular first name for men (#538 out of 1220, Top 44%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#1082 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Kendall for boys. Kendall was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its apex position of #287 in the U.S. in the year 1994, and is at #754 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Kendall and related names. Kendal, Kendell and Kenny (#839 in 2014) are the popular varying forms of Kendall (#754 in 2014). Usage of these boy names reached its peak in the year 1990 (usage of 0.3703%) and is now much less (usage 0.1018%, ▼72.5%), with the forms Kendall and Kenny becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)